Augusta's main library cutting hours to cut cost

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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) - The Augusta-Richmond County Library system is making some changes to save money.

The main library on Telfair Street in Downtown Augusta will now be closed on Sundays, according to the library director. It was the only library in the county open on Sunday. The library will also have shorter operating hours on Friday and Saturday.

Library Director Darlene Price says she's had to lay-off 7 to 8 part-time workers in October and cut two more jobs in December.

Price says the budget has been the same for the past 7 years, but budget cuts were still needed. She says more money is being spent on maintenance cost in the new building.

The library board of trustees will meet after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to discuss the changes of hours.