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Library Hours Reduced

The library staff has had this question asked of them many times recently: "Why are the libraries not open as much as they used to be?"

The answer is a new set of regulations has taken effect that say the amount of state funding depends on the amount of local funding. The amount of money libraries receive in Wayne County does not meet the state requirement, so the amount of state funding was reduced.

What this means for Wayne County Libraries is reduction in hours along with cuts in the number of books that will be purchased. No DVDs or books on CD will be able to be purchased.

Saturday hours have been cut as well. The C-K Library will be open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Wayne Library will not have Saturday hours.

The library system receives local funding from the County Commission (via levy), Board of Education, Kenova (levy) and Ceredo. Fort Gay and Wayne provide services. The libraries appreciate all the support these local entities have given over the years and they are aware of our situation.

What can you do?

The libraries will continue to accept cash donations as well as donations of newer books and DVDs.

The libraries also need patrons to speak up. Write or call your commissioners, board of education members, state legislators and WV Library Commission and tell them that Wayne County Libraries need funding to remain open in the future. The more patrons let their voices be heard, the more it will help the libraries in achieving the goal of sustainable funding.

Click on the SITES OF INTEREST link to the left and it will take you to a page with links to the Board of Education and County Commission. You can get names and addresses there. The West Virginia Library Commission link will take you to the pages that provide contact information to the governor and legislators.

Thank you for your continued support of Wayne County Libraries.
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