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The Lincoln Public
Library District announces a change in its operational hours.
Effective April 5, the library's new hours will be Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; and
Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
According to Library Director Richard
Sumrall the library is unable to generate sufficient revenue to
match the escalating costs associated with today's public libraries.
The tax cap legislation enacted in Logan County combined with the
decline of grants available to fund personnel, utilities, insurance
and other essential expenses have forced the library to reduce or
eliminate some public services and maintenance responsibilities.
Funds have increasingly been diverted from the library materials and
library programs budgets to offset the increasing costs.
These new operating hours are in part a
response to the decreasing number of patrons using the library
during the nighttime hours and will allow the library to reduce
certain expenditures and redirect funds to increase the quality of
its library collections and public programs for adults and children.
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In a move related to these changes, the
library continues to offer high-quality public access computers to
the public at no charge. To ensure that everyone in the Lincoln
community has equal access to these computers, adult users in the
Carnegie building will be offered a maximum of two visits or two
hours per day, whichever comes first. The public computer access
policies in the Children's Room remain the same. These computers
offer the latest in basic Microsoft products as well as Internet and
Copies remain at 10 cents each.
information on this announcement, please contact Richard Sumrall at
Public Library District news release]