County Board to Vote on Keeping Libraries Closed Sundays and Mondays

The Washington County Library Board is proposing the new schedule to cut costs.

The Washington County Board is set to vote Tuesday on keeping all county libraries—including Woodbury's—closed on Sundays and Mondays starting in 2012.

The cost-cutting measure, , would allow the library system to eliminate .

The library system when the Lake Elmo City Council voted in June to pull out of the county library system and run its library at the city level.

Both the and libraries are currently open on Sundays and Mondays. (See the photo section of this article for the proposed hours at all of the county’s libraries.)

At its Tuesday, Nov. 22 meeting, which begins at 9 a.m., the board is also scheduled to consider the following items:

  • Entering into a grant agreement to develop facilities that accommodate evening cross country skiing at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
  • Selecting a consultant to find internal candidates to fill the position of retiring County Administrator Jim Schug.  
Mark Wackerfuss November 21, 2011 at 04:15 PM
I think it's a lousy deal!! Many folks in the service industry work Tues-Sat. Sunday's and Monday's are their days off to go enjoy time at the library. Furthermore,, letting go librarians while retaining highly paid directors and administrators that contribute little, as these events suggest, means we should reduce at the top of the ladder not the bottom. The library employee's that actually help and assist folks that visit the library system pay the price for the "top's" mistakes and errors.


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