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All 73 L.A. Public Libraries to Resume Monday Service Starting Next Week

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Book borrowers, rejoice: Your favorite Los Angeles Public Library Branch will resume its hours of operation on Mondays, starting July 18th. Thank Measure L, the ballot initiative L.A. voters passed back in March: That's where the funds are coming from.Libraries gave Monday hours the boot in August 2010, signifying the lowest level of service in the organization's 140-year history.

Measure L funds will restore LAPL services to their 2009 level over the next four years, without an increase in taxes. City Librarian Martín Gómez said in a statement issued by the LAPD:

"I’m proud that we are fulfilling our pledge to voters and taking the first step in restoring library service hours within the first few weeks of the new fiscal year. Fully restoring service over the next four years is a top priority for the Los Angeles Public Library.”

The re-launch of Monday hours will include a press conference outside Central Library in Downtown at 9:30 Monday morning.