Lower wages and higher fees will help re-open six libraries for Sunday service. The Louisville Free Public Library started closing branches on Sundays starting in 2008 due to budget cuts. It was able to salvage this cut after increasing late fees on Jul. 1 from 10 to 20 cents, and re-negotiating union contracts. Library employees… Continue reading Public Library Extends Service Around City
More then 100 people braved the weather to be in Frankfort today for Kentucky Libraries Day. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. A rally in the Capitol rotunda comes after public libraries throughout the commonwealth have seen state support fall by 22 percent, or $900,000. One of the speakers was Louisville Free Public Library Director Craig… Continue reading Adovates Rally for Legislators to Up Funds for Libraries
Yes, the economy is tanking, but library use is climbing. The American Library Association says patrons nationwide are checking out more books and movies and using computers and reference materials for job searches. And in many of Kentucky’s rural areas, the demand for library services extends far beyond the stacks, prompting WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer to… Continue reading Bookmobiles Weather Economic Crisis, So Far
This Sunday is the first that many Metro Louisville libraries will be closed. The closures are part of the budget cuts Mayor Jerry Abramson made to shore up a $20 million shortfall.