Friday, February 2, 2007
They saw it coming.
State library commissioners yesterday(2.1) revoked Medway's public library certification as a consequence of the town slashing the facility's budget, according to library trustees chairwoman Wendy Rowe.
While the library will remain open on a reduced schedule, residents may no longer use their Medway library cards to borrow items from other libraries. Medway officials and library trustees knew the decertification was likely a year ago when they sought and received a waiver from state library standards.
The library's budget was slashed $100,000 last spring. As a result, five employees resigned. Starting next week, the library's hours will be Monday 2-6 p.m., Tuesday 4-8 p.m., Wednesday 2-6 p.m., Thursday 4-8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
-- Alison O'Leary Murray