I urge Libraries NI to rethink their plans to cut Holywood Library Opening Hours from 53.5 hours to 40 hours per week and the Opening Hours at Bangor's Carnegie Library cut from from 65 to 57 hours per week.
Libraries NI recently announced that following receipt of additional funding ‘opening hours do not need to be reduced to the same levels as originally proposed’ and issued their final decisions concerning future opening hours for all Libraries across Northern Ireland.
I am astounded to learn that despite receiving an extra £2.39million the Libraries Authority still plan to savagely cut Holywood opening hours whilst other libraries will have their hours increased! Cutting Holywood Library opening hours from 53.5 to 40 is a significant reduction with only one other library in Northern Ireland targeted for such a massive cutback. Cutting Bangor's Opening Hours from 65 to 57 is also of concern.