Broward Libraries May Open on Sundays

Right now, branches in the Broward County Library System don't open on Sunday -- the day when you're most likely to have nothing to do and want a book to read.

But that might change under a set of recommendations being issued by County Administrator Bertha Henry on Tuesday.

Henry's plan calls for bringing back Sunday hours to six regional libraries, among numerous other recommendations for changes to the library system and other agencies dependent on the general fund.

Library Director Robert Cannon says the idea was first aired

"at a retreat several months ago" with Broward County commissioners.

In a time of budget crunching and reduced tax revenues, how will the county pay for the Sunday library hours?

"We'll shift people around and have more part-time people," explains Cannon. "There will be a modest loss of hours at some other libraries during other days of the week" to make up for the Sunday openings.

More details to come after Tuesday's budget workshop.

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