Indiana: Staff and Service Cuts Coming to Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
Note: Mishawaka, Indiana is located just east of South Bend, Indiana.
From the South Bend Tribune:
For the first time since the 1930s, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library will open on Sundays.
But that comes with a price: The total number of hours open will drop from 65 hours at all three libraries to 52 hours at the main library and 46 hours each at its Bittersweet and Harris branches.
It will mean a reduction of staff, too. Library officials say it’s an attempt to cut the money that the library borrows each year to pay bills.
The new hours begin April 1. And it’s by then that administrators will decide how they will shift and trim the staff of 80 employees, said Interim Director Susie Cleaver.
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