Eugene (KMTR) - As the City of Eugene struggles with budget-tightening measures, the city’s library branches could be on the losing end.
The city is looking a $4.4 million deficit.
One idea from the city manager is to save $500,000 by opening the Bethel and Sheldon branch libraries for only four hours, six days a week.
But some patrons, like Susan Imhoff, hope the city finds another solution.
“I really think they need to with the economy the way it is,” Imhoff says. “And we want people to be reading and enjoying books. Our tax dollars are paying for it.”
Eugene's budget committee held it's first hearing Wednesday. They will talk more in-depth about the proposal on March 6.