For immediate release

Sept. 12, 2008

Contact: Anita Yoder at 530-889-4012 or

  Mike Fitch at 530-886-4515

 

HOURS ADUJUSTED AT AUBURN, GRANITE BAY AND ROCKLIN LIBRARIES

 

Placer County’s branch libraries in Auburn, Granite Bay and Rocklin will open a little later and close earlier on some days beginning Saturday, Sept. 13.

 

The Placer County Library announced the new schedules this week, saying changes at the three branch libraries will result in a total net reduction of nine hours per week. 

 

The new schedule is:

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Auburn

10 - 6

11 - 7

11 - 7

11 - 7

10 - 6

10 - 5

Closed

Granite Bay

Closed

11 - 7

11 - 7

11 - 7

10 - 6

10 - 5

Closed

Rocklin

10 - 6

11 - 7

11 - 7

11 - 7

10 - 6

10 - 5

Closed

 

“The schedule was prepared following an analysis of circulation activity to ensure that the reductions would have as little impact on the public as possible,” county Director of Library Services Mark R. Parker said.

 

Though the new schedules will result in a net reduction of nine hours per week, the three libraries will stay open an hour later on Fridays to make the schedules as convenient as possible for library patrons.

 

Service hours will remain the same at all other branch libraries and the Bookmobile.

 

Hours were reduced at the three branch libraries because the library system has several vacant positions that will remain unfilled during the 2008-09 fiscal year and the library needs to reduce its reliance on extra-help staff.  The schedule will be reviewed periodically to determine its impact on public services.

 

County departments will leave more than 200 staff positions vacant during this fiscal year. Like counties throughout California, Placer County is facing budget challenges because of the nation’s economic slowdown, the state’s budget crisis and increasing costs.

 

The new schedule for the three branch libraries was presented to the Board of Supervisors at a budget workshop on Aug. 12.

 

For more information, please call Library Administration at 530-886-4500.

 

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