The Crawford Library has had its hours cut effective Jan 1. No more Saturdays and only a half day on Fridays.
Hotchkiss library lost its Friday and Saturday. People who work Monday-Friday are just out of luck in Crawford and Hotchkiss. If you are a student assigned research and you happen to live in Crawford or Hotchkiss guess your parents will have to drive you 20 miles to an open library.
What will happen to the many programs our library offers? Drive to another library I guess.
Crawford is a small community that has fundraised for years to finally build this wonderful, full service library. Now, many of the people who made this possible aren't going to be able to use it because they work during the week.
Possibly Delta County could cut back on a few items and direct that savings to our library's open hours. It is a crime to interfere with a student's research and the pleasure of books.
It has been said the strength of a town is through its schools and libraries. Please turn over a rock and find some funds.