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Unfortuantely, there is more bad news, this story posted on the 24th and speaks again about the drastic cuts that most librarians will see this year and possibly over the next two years.
Recession forces New York City libraries to check out early
The New York Public Library announced in early February that it would reduce hours at two-thirds of its 87 locations, the most drastic change made since 2001 in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, according to NYPL administrators. Put into effect on Feb. 16, this reduction comes on the heels of a $5.9 million mid-year cut for Fiscal Year 2010.