2012 Budget Hearing Scheduled for September 20

The Denver Public Library Commission to hold public hearing on the 2012 Library Budget Tuesday, September 20, 5:30 p.m.

Mayor Michael Hancock announced on September 13, during his budget presentation to City Council that the Denver Public Library will not close any branches, or further reduce service hours in 2012. The Denver Public Library Commission is holding a Public Hearing about the 2012 Library budget to gather feedback and answer any questions Denver residents may have.

The $32,104,500 budget proposed by Mayor Hancock would provide funding to maintain 2011 service levels: 18 of the 23 branches will be open four days (32 hours) a week; four branches will be open six days (48 hours) a week, and one branch will be open four days a week and a half day on Sunday (36 hours). The Central Library will be open 52 hours a week, with weekend hours from 1-5 p.m. In addition, the Budget funds the new branch in Stapleton at a service level of 32 hours.

The 2012 budget details will be available on the Library’s website by end of day, Friday, September 16.

What: Public Hearing about Denver Public Library 2012 Budget
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver; Level 7 Training Room

Open to the public, no RSVP is required. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting can send feedback to: librarycommission@denverlibrary.org.

Mayor Hancock's 2012 Budget Letter and Full Proposal

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