Buffalo NY Libraries face some closings

News from the land of LISNews HQ, where public libraries across Erie County (NY) would be forced to close their doors if a major funding cutback announced Monday by the Erie County administration takes effect, library officials said.
The $18 million cut in county funding would slash the 52-branch library system’s 2005 operating budget by more than 50 percent, according to Library Director Michael C. Mahaney.

“Cuts of this magnitude – it’s just devastating,” Mahaney said. “That’s taking most of our operating money away. Most of the libraries in the county would be forced to close.”

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