Toronto Public Library Holds Public Meetings to Discuss 2008 Budget and Potential Service Reductions

    TORONTO, Sept. 17 /CNW/ - The Toronto Public Library Board will hold a
series of public meetings to discuss the Library's 2008 operating budget and
potential service reductions. To help the City of Toronto address its budget
deficit, the Board has taken cost containment measures this year. The Library
is now faced with difficult decisions about potential reductions in 2008
affecting open hours, services and collections.
    Meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

    September 26 - Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
    September 27 - Malvern Branch, 30 Sewells Road
    October 2 - North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street
    October 4 - Albion Branch, 1515 Albion Road

    For more information including driving and TTC directions to branches,
please visit or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.
An online comment form is also available on the Library's website.

    Toronto Public Library is North America's busiest public library system.
Every week more than 329,000 people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than
half a million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our
website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Ana-Maria Critchley, (416)

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