Li­brary hours stay

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Li­brary hours have been saved from the chop­ping block. Auck­land Coun­cil’s Bud­get Com­mit­tee has voted to stan­dard­ise li­brary open­ing hours, mean­ing changes pro­posed to re­duce to­tal hours across Auck­land will not go ahead. It had been pro­posed in the draft 10-year bud­get that li­brary hours could be re­duced to cut costs. How­ever, af­ter strong public feed­back, the com­mit­tee de­cided the to­tal num­ber of open­ing hours across the re­gion should stay the same, but be dis­trib­uted dif­fer­ently. Th­ese changes re­sult in 27 li­braries in­creas­ing their hours, 24 re­duc­ing and three, in­clud­ing the Cen­tral City Li­brary, re­main­ing the same. Lo­cal boards may also choose to fund ad­di­tional open­ing hours at their lo­cal li­braries.

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