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Library Hours Might be Set Based on Patronage & Circulation

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In Monday's marathon-length budget meeting of the L.A. City Council, a horde of motions were submitted and passed. Although one will reduce library hours even more, another could bring a litlte relief to library users. Councilmember Tony Cardenas wants individual branches, "in consultation with the Council Districts," to base hours of operation on "actual patronage and circulation to better respond to reduced staffing," he wrote. Library staff will have to propose new hours to the Council. Earlier this year to save money, library hours were shortened and doors were shut on Sundays citywide. Cuts to staff still loom as a threat.

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