The California Assembly Appropriations Committee shelved 4.47 billion dollars in library bond measures due to the budget crisis. The State Senate was expected to take similar action today.
Santa Cruz Libraries to Cut Open Hours
Suggestions for coping with a projected $300,000 budget deficit include reducing open hours by 45 among the ten branches. Four branches would then be open only five days each week.
Oakland School to Get Library Grant
Ascend School in Oakland received one of 132 grants awarded by the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries.