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Budget Cuts Force Library Closures

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Seattle public libraries, budget cuts, library closures, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Michael Rowe,


For the second time in recent memory, Seattle public libraries are closing for one week at the end of this month, leaving their online content—such as databases and e-books—accessible to library patrons, but sending their employees home without pay. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports:

In our so-called information age, libraries are a typical target for political budget slashing. But, as the Post-Intelligencer notes, at least fines will not be assessed during the shutdown. So, personal budgets will only remain affected by the difficulty of finding a job.

(Thanks, The Consumerist.)

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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