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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Detroit Public Library will shutter four branches (USA)

The Detroit Public Library Commission voted on November 15 to close four branches effective December 22. The decision will leave the city's library system with 20 locations. "In closing libraries, it is always with despair," said Jo Anne Mondowney, the library's director. "In many areas, the library is an iconic place for the community, and we recognize that. So, to close any library is a painful thing," she said. Mondowney said the decision was driven by declining property tax revenues that had resulted in 81 layoffs and retirements in March

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