Librarians picket against proposed cuts

The Arlignton Advocate Says proposed budget cuts drove librarians out of the stacks and into the streets on Tuesday.

The librarian picket came in response to proposed cuts to library services in the town, including closing a branch, reduced hours, and losing 17 part-time library staffers. The cuts are part of $2.9 million in budget reductions proposed by the Town Manager as a way to help bridge the estimated $9 million gap for the next fiscal year.

“In some senses people have become desensitized to the fact that the economy is bad and cuts have to be made,” said Kiah. “To see the actual cuts happen is another story.”