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Denver Public Library May Have To Close Branches

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Denver Public Library (credit: CBS)

Denver Public Library (credit: CBS)

DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Public Library says it may have to close half of its branches because of budget problems.

The city has told the library its next budget will be cut by about $2.5 million.

The library is looking at three ways to make the cuts — keeping all branches, including the main one open a total of just 24 hours a week. The library might be able to avoid big cuts in hours by cutting the budget for materials and technology. It might also close those seven to 12 branches to maintain hours and services at the other branches.

The system has 24 branches.

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