Library Budget Cut Less Than Expected; All Locations Open on Mondays

Thanks to the many library supporters who worked tirelessly on our behalf, the library’s
budget for the new fiscal year will be reduced less than expected. The Jacksonville City
Council voted Tuesday night to restore $1.7 million to our budget. That means:

  • All locations will be open on Mondays.
  • The Maxville Branch Library will not be closed.
  • No library employee will  be demoted or told that he or she no longer has a job.

While the cut is less than expected, it is still a reduction of $1.3 million. To accommodate this reduction, service hours at some locations will be reduced and vacant positions will not be filled. The new schedule goes into effect Oct. 15 and can be found on our website.

The library owes a large debt of gratitude to the many “Friends,” library customers and
supporters in our community who have worked tirelessly on behalf of the library to
reverse the budget cuts. We also greatly appreciate the many library supporters on the
City Council for their work on our behalf, particularly Council Member John Crescimbeni
and Council President Stephen Joost.

Thank you for loving your library!

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