Holland library reduces open hours, staff

Herrick District Library is reducing public service hours and staffing as part of a cost-savings measure. The changes will go into effect Aug. 22 at the Holland library and its North Side Branch. The changes were delayed until then because the staff said it was crucial to follow through with programs scheduled as part of its Summer Reading Club. The change in public service hours is taking place due to a loss of revenue of approximately $630,000 over the past three fiscal years, mainly due to the drop in local property values, library officials said.
Tribune Staff
Aug 5, 2011

Last year, the library cut Sunday hours at the main library. Despite the loss of Sunday hours, the library experienced record circulation, with more than 1.4 million items checked out from both libraries, Herrick officials said.

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