Friday, April 09, 2010

BPL Trustees Approve Closing Four Branches

The trustees of the Boston Public Library approved a budget this morning that will close four branches, leaving the other twenty-two open at current hours. Up to 69 jobs at the Copley Square branch and administrative offices would also be eliminated. "To lessen the blow in neighborhoods where branches will close, administrators plan to launch a program to move services 'beyond the walls,' sending librarians into community centers and senior centers for story hours, book clubs, and homework help."

The plan will be sent to Mayor Menino, who will present it to the City Council on Wednesday ... so this isn't the end of the story.

[Update: Menino accepted the trustees' plan].