This post is a continuation of our post from yesterday about Library Journal naming Queens Library to be Library of The Year and a previous post about " Proposed Budget Cuts In New York City Will Layoff 1000 From Queens Library, Brooklyn Public and New York Public Library".
It is hard to believe but according to Library Journal News blog six-day service is saved in NYC Libraries ( NYPL, BPL and Queens Library) and there will be no layoffs.
However, the negotiations by Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the City Council did not spare the library systems from cuts LJ estimates at about 8%—a major hit in any year other than this one.
Though no official numbers had been issued as of this morning, Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Library’s Chief External Affairs Officer, told LJ that the library expects the restoration of about $12 million of the $19.8 million proposed cut. He said it was too early to predict how that cut would be absorbed, but it “will mean some reduction in services and programs.
Opening the library doors when the library is needed the most is what our customers want, and our local politicians seems to understand that very well. I am extremely happy for my colleagues who are not going to loose their jobs and Queens communities who will continue using libraries during this recession.
Via: Library Journal News Blog