Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | January 11, 2011

Furlough, furlough, it’s not to work we go…

A “furlough” is a temporary absence of leave.   The City’s economic woes have cut budgets to the point at which furlough days have become necessary, even though they tried everything they could before choosing to cut services to the public.   It’s not a happy thing for employees or for the people we serve, but there it is.  On the other hand, our library is still open, which is better than the fate of many libraries across the country.

At the library, we’re taking furlough days adjacent to holiday weekends.  That way, the building can be closed for a longer period of time, which saves a lot of money/energy.  So, periodically through the year, we’ll be alerting you of library closures that are longer than we’re used to.  If you’d like to see the schedule for the year, click here.

The first of these is coming up over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  We’ll be closed Friday through Monday, January 14, 15, 16, and 17th.  So come in this week to stock up!

     —Sorry for furloughs, happy to have a job, Mary Beth

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