All Libraries in Long Beach Now Closed 2 Days a Week
Just like Los Angeles' budget-saving move in closing libraries twice weekly earlier this year, Long Beach today followed suit. Its system of 12 libraries will all now be closed two days a week (Sundays and Mondays). Previously, four libraries were open six days a week, with Monday on the schedule. "This action is a result of the Long Beach Public Library's implementation of the City's adopted budget to offset a structural deficit of $18.5 million for [Fiscal Year 2011]," stated the city's website.