Here’s an update to a story we first posted about last December, discussions and a pilot project to keep the SLCPL Main Library open 24×7.
From ABC 4 News:
It would be the first of its kind in the United States. The Salt Lake City Downtown Public Library is exploring the idea of opening its doors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The idea of opening the Main Library around the clock has been tossed around for years, but now the library has a group of private donors who will fund a two year pilot program to see if a 24 hour system works.
Salt Lake City Public Library Executive Director John Spears said, “We want to make sure that if we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this right. This isn’t something that any public library in the United States has done before.”
The proposed 24 hour library would only have two floors open overnight and the costs are estimated at about $600,000 a year. Before the two year pilot program begins the Salt Lake City Public Library wants to hear from you.
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