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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library closing on Sundays

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2011 at 2:15 pm 10 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user mosley.brian

From a press release:

“Beginning October 2, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, located at 901 G St. NW will no longer be open on Sundays.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library new hours will be: Monday-Tuesday noon-9 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

It is the Library’s priority to have the library open as many hours as possible. When faced with having to reduce library hours as a result of the FY2012 budget, closing the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Sundays, as difficult as it is, was the least painful option.

The Library’s local FY2012 budget was reduced from $35.2 million in FY 2011 to $34.4 million. Increases to provide staff and operate the new libraries opening in the next fiscal year were offset by cuts to the book budget and other areas; ultimately creating a loss of $700,000.

Library users can place books on hold, download electronic books, research electronic databases, and use live online homework help through the Library’s website at dclibrary.org during and after library hours.”

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