Florida: “Six Jacksonville Libraries Could Shutter Under Plan to Find $2.4 Million in Cuts”
Six library locations would close, a day and hours would be sliced from operations and materials would be cut if the Jacksonville Public Library is forced to find $2.4 million in reductions.
That’s the level of reductions the library would have to make if all city departments had to find 13.9 percent in cuts to the budgets they submitted to Mayor Alvin Brown’s office for the administration’s preliminary financial picture.
Responding to a directive from Brown’s office, the library’s board of trustees voted Thursday on a plan that would shutter the Maxville, Brentwood, San Marco, Willowbranch, University Park and Beaches branches. The plan would also eliminate Sunday operations throughout the city and cut eight hours at the Main Library downtown.
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