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Deschutes Public Library Announces New Hours


Posted By:  Todd Dunkelberg
Date Posted:  3/28/2011

EFFECTIVE APRIL 2, 2011

The Deschutes Public Library has experienced record increases in use at the same time tax revenue is declining.   To manage the decreases in funding, estimated at a 3.6% decrease in assessed value by Deschutes County's Assessor's office, the Library has made critical shifts in its internal structures and will be cutting the slowest hours at each of the libraries across the county beginning Saturday, April 2, 2011.

"During the last 18 months, we have restructured the organization through eliminating positions and cross-training staff to maximize our skilled personnel base," said Library Director Todd Dunkelberg. "We have also closely evaluated our open hours and usage patterns. Beginning April 2, we will shift the Library's open hours to match the highest demand times and eliminate hours during the Library's slowest periods."

According to Dunkelberg, the new hours are as follows:

DayDowntown BendEast BendLa PineRedmondSistersSunriver
 Mon. 10:00 - 8:00 CLOSED 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00 CLOSED
 Tues. 10:00 - 8:00 9:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 8:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00
 Wed. 10:00 - 8:00  9:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00
 Thurs. 10:00 - 6:00  9:00 - 8:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00 10:00 - 6:00
 Fri. 10:00 - 6:00  9:00 - 6:00 CLOSED 10:00 - 6:00 CLOSED 10:00 - 6:00
 Sat. 12:00 - 5:00  9:00 - 5:00 CLOSED 10:00 - 5:00 CLOSED 12:00 - 5:00
 Sun. 12:00 - 5:00 CLOSED 12:00 - 5:00 CLOSED 12:00 - 5:00 CLOSED


"The Library District Board's priority is to maintain our high level of customer service, access to library resources, and an excellent collection that meets the needs of all Deschutes County residents," stated Dunkelberg. "The Library is always available to customers 24/7 through the Library's extensive website and online librarian services."

For more information, please contact Todd Dunkelberg at 541.312.1021 or toddd@deschuteslibrary.org

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