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Big Cuts Facing London Libraries to Keep Fontana's Tax Freeze


Some major cuts could be on the way for libraries if the city tries to keep Mayor Joe Fontana's zero per cent tax freeze.

The Library Board met last night to finalize their budget for next year.

Board members say to save an additional $400,000 asked by council, they will have to eliminate Sunday service, reduce library hours, there would be less money for new books, and staffing cuts.

Chair of the libary board Josh Morgan says, "We made those decisions for our budget but we are making a request to city council, to say listen, we made these tough decisions, but this is what zero looks like. And we don't think it is in the best interest for library service in the city, so we are going to come back and ask you to fund these, as a separate request."

He says they hope to hear back from council as soon as possible.

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