EBPL: Cutbacks Force Schedule Changes

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJDue to an anticipated reduction of municipal appropriations in the proposed 2018 budget, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) will be changing its hours of operation.

“The East Brunswick Public Library has been informed by the Mayor that the 2018 municipal budget may include a cut to the library’s appropriation; this would be the first cut to the library’s budget since the 2009 recession,” said East Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees President Wayne Christie.

“This cut will sadly require a reduction to our hours, and perhaps some services, in order to continue to provide excellence to our visitors, over 348,000 who came through our doors in 2017,” said East Brunswick Public Library Board of Trustees Budget Committee Chair and former President Deborah Cornavaca, Ph.D. “The Board of Trustees deeply regrets the inconvenience that the loss of hours will cause, most especially to our families and local businesses.”

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Effective Thursday, February 1, East Brunswick Public Library will reduce hours of operations Mondays through Thursdays, now opening at 10:00 am instead of the previous 9:00 am.

The library’s Sunday hours will also be adjusted, with the library being closed on Sundays starting May 27 through September 8. In addition, the library will be closed on Election Day (Tuesday, November 5).

“The Board of Trustees and library staff are committed to the highest standards of excellence, free and equal access to our resources, and the innovation that our customers are accustomed,” Christie added. “We hope you will work with us to see funding restored soon so that we can continue to serve you and our community.”

More information about East Brunswick Public Library’s schedule changes can be found online at www.ebpl.org. East Brunswick Public Library is a member of the Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium (LMxAC) and has a reciprocal borrowing agreement with thirty area libraries, allowing cardholders access to materials and services. A complete list of LMxAC libraries can be found online at www.lmxac.org.

 

Welcome to TAP into East Brunswick's weekly update of news and events from the East Brunswick Public Library.  These columns are brought to you by Christopher Barnes,  the voice of EBPL's online outreach.

Christopher Barnes

East Brunswick Public Library

2 Jean Walling Civic Center

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

p: 732-390-6772

e: cbarnes@ebpl.org

 

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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