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Funding to restore public library hours

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano

Among the many budget items City Council approved yesterday was $507,000 for Austin public libraries. That money will go toward restoring library hours that were cut in prior budgets. The money will allow the libraries affected by cuts to reopen on Thursdays and Fridays. The money is a boon for library patrons, as it was not requested by Austin Public Library director Brenda Branch, who had planned to request the money in conjunction with the opening of the new, downtown Central Library.

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