Montpelier library schedules closings to save money

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The public library in Vermont’s capital city is scheduling two week-long closings in a bid to save money. The Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier will close for one week in May and again in October.

The library’s financial woes continue in spite of strong financial support from area communities on Town Meeting Day. Martin Hahn, executive director of the library, says the closings will amount to temporary layoffs for library staff. He says that despite stepped up support on Town Meeting Day, the library still needs to cut expenses.

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