Minneapolis to close libraries for nine days
MINNEAPOLIS -- A budget cut will force Minneapolis public libraries to close for nine days near the end of the summer.
The Central Library, 14 neighborhood libraries and the system's bookmobile will go dormant from Aug. 24 through Labor Day. Users of the library's Web site will be able to renew books and other items, search the online catalog and use databases, although they won't be able to place orders for items during the closure.
Library officials said due dates for items borrowed in August will be adjusted so they don't fall during the closed period.
The closing is estimated to save $80,000. It was part of $1.5 million cut from the 2003 library budget last fall.