8 Pima County branch libraries to stay open on Sundays (update)

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From Pima County public library facebook page:

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Great news, everyone. Our 8 libraries will remain open on Sundays.

Today, Tuesday, May 19, the Pima County Board of Supervisors tentatively approved an 8-cent tax rate. As a result, the Pima County Public Library will not have to reduce the hours of operations at any libraries.

Executive Director Melinda Cervantes said that this tax rate increase will make a substantial difference. “The Board of Supervisors’ decision to keep the libraries open and operating just as they are today is a boost for our community,” Cervantes said. “Now we can start planning for better ways to serve our customers.”

For those who stopped in, called, or emailed, and shared your opinions and library stories,thank you. We love to hear your stories and comments at *any* time of the year.

Carolyn’s note:  On March 11 I reported on this planned closing of 8 branch libraries on Sundays: https://blogforarizona.net/pima-county-library-closing-8-branch-libraries-on-sundays/. Here’s the list of the 8 branches which had been slated for closure on Sundays, starting May 24, 2015:

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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    • Yes, you never know about funding for public financed institutions like a library. Stay tuned. This is good news for the patrons who use the 8 branch libraries.

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