Like the rest of the nation, Hawaii's libraries are suffering in the economic downturn. The state public library system is considering several different options to deal with its shortfall. KGMB9 reports.
Instead of closing down five branches on the Big Island, Oahu and Maui, the state librarian (Richard Burns) is now proposing furloughs.
The plan includes anything between two and four furlough days a month, depending on the changing budget situation.
The state librarian also says he will leave 72 vacant positions unfilled.