The Ossining Public Library Board of Trustees recently approved a more than $3.8 million budget for 2011-2012 that calls for cuts to operating and staffing hours, and possibly programs and services.
Last month, voters rejected a $4.2 million budget prompting the board to adopt the same budget as last year. In doing so, there is a a zero percent tax levy increase from last year.
But the library’s operating schedule will be cut by 14 hours per week and part-time staff member hours will also be reduced by a minimum of 20 percent, officials said. Other considerations include cutting the materials and program budgets and possibly a homework help program for elementary school students, library officials said.
The library’s new hours from July 1 through August will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday and closed Sundays.
Hours from September through June will be the same with the exception of opening Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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