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County libraries to restore service hours

Posted: August 18, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 18, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Beginning Sept. 2, the Los Angeles County public library system is restoring service hours at branches where they were cut in 2009-2010, officials announced.

County supervisors voted to restore hours during their meeting last week, approving an increase in the library budget by $3.6 million.

The restored hours will affect Castaic Library, which was closed last November for renovation but is expected to reopen this year.

“We are thrilled that the Board of Supervisors approved the budget for the restoration of county library service hours,” Librarian Margaret Donnellan Todd said in a prepared statement.

“Our libraries provide an essential gathering place for our patrons, and having restored hours allows our librarians the opportunity to provide a place for learning, collaboration and community.”

Library officials say they expected to be able to offer additional programs and services due to the restored hours.

The county public library system has sites in Acton, Agua Dulce, Castaic and Stevenson Ranch. The three libraries within Santa Clarita city boundaries — located in Valencia, Canyon Country and Newhall — are within the city’s public library system.


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