Multnomah County libraries restore hours

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Multnomah County libraries will be open on Mondays again starting in July.

The reduced service hours came about when county commissioners put a simple renewal of the existing county library levy on the May 2012 ballot, to replace a levy expiring two months later, in July. By “flat-funding” the short-term tax levy, the county didn’t provide enough to cover inflation or increased operations costs for new branches. That led to the reduced operating hours, as of July 1, 2012.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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