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The Library prepares for a flat budget

The Library prepares for a flat budget

Posted March 04, 2010

Cuts in hours, staff and services will result

Beginning Saturday, March 13th, The Library cut hours of  operation on Saturdays and Wednesday evenings.  New hours close the library at 5:00 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays, instead of the former 9:00 pm closing.  In addition, The Library will be closed completely on the following holidays:  Good Friday,  Election Day, Veterans Day and the day after Thanksgiving.  These measures are necessitated by a substantial reduction of municipal appropriations in the library’s 2010 proposed budget.

Elaine Lee Kessler, President of the Board of Trustees at the East Brunswick Library, responded to the service cuts with this statement: “We are living in challenging economic times and the residents of East Brunswick understand that difficult decisions must be made to keep costs down and still enjoy a high level of service.  The Library will continue to offer the best service to our customers all the hours that we are open.”

Questions regarding the impact of the budget cuts can be directed to MaryEllen Firestone, Library Director at 732-390-6761.