When Doors Are Barred, and Books Sit Idle

This NYTimes Story, sent in by alert reader Jen Young, on the the obscure hours NYC public libraries are open.

They say it may come as shocking news to New Yorkers, now busy lowering expectations for their quality of life, but there are places with convenient library hours. In New York, most branch libraries are open just five days a week, down from six a year ago, and rarely later than 6 p.m. And Sundays? Forget it. Now, as budget cuts approach, the branch libraries are looking for creative ways to avoid cutting back to four days a week.