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Fremont library impacted by mayor’s proposed budget

By Doug Alder · September 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Mayor Mike McGinn unveiled his proposed 2011-2012 budget today, and it will impact Fremont’s library.  Under his proposal, the Fremont library at 731 N. 35th will no longer have an on-site librarian.  It will continue to be open 35 hours per week and serve as a gateway to the resources of the entire library system.  It will still offer collections, holds-pickup, and computer access. Access to specialized reference or collection services will be provided on-line or by telephone access to staff at the Central Library. Programming will be primarily focused on youth and provided by librarians from other locations.

To see more on the mayor’s proposed budget, click here.  

The City Council will now dive into the proposed budget.  One of three public hearings will be held this Wednesday (9/29) at 5:30pm at the Northgate Community Center gym at 10510 5th Ave NE.  The Council has also set up a web page where you can submit ideas to balance the budget and vote on other suggestions.  You can find that page here.




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