More Library Hours in California

Not too long ago, it seemed more and more libraries were reducing hours or closing altogether. But thanks to Governor Jerry Brown, that is changing — at least in California.

According to Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Central Library and seven others have restored Sunday hours. In 2010, a $22 million budget cut forced all branches of the Los Angeles Library system to cut Sunday and Monday hours and eliminate 328 full-time positions.

In 2011, Monday hours were restored, and now Sunday hours are back. People were critical when the system initially cut Sunday hours because Sunday is one of the library’s busiest days of the week.  And there’s even more good news for  libraries in California — Gov. Brown proposed $3.3 million for library funding in this year’s budget. The money will be put toward connecting public libraries to the state broadband network.

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