Library Faces Budget Cuts

Budgets cuts prompt reduced services at Temple City public library.

Written by VINCENT WEI / Published July 23, 2010

As of July 26, the operating hours of the Temple City public library will change.

Desperate economic times, low budget revenues are resulting in millions of dollars in cuts for most of the county libraries in Los Angeles County. Most libraries will only open for four days a week; Temple City is more fortunate, as it will stay open for one additional day a week.

That additional day comes from Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who decided to pay for an extra day of service for Temple City, as well as San Gabriel and San Dimas.

Located at 5939 Golden West Avenue, the Temple City public library will now be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The library will open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays the library will open at 10 a.m., but will close at 6 p.m.

These changes are likely to frustrate the public, especially as government services throughout the state and country are being reduced or cut.

Still, a representative of the Temple City library says that the library intends to keep most of its scheduled events intact, such as reading clubs for teenager and its video games and pizza nights.

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