PRIVATIZATION OF LIBRARIES
Many of these libraries are now reopening because their communities have contracted a private for-profit company to operate the libraries. Hours the libraries are open has been reduced, manning is at a slimmer level, and salaries are rumored to be lower as well.
There are many who are not in favor of this arrangement for a wide variety of reasons. You can check out the full article from Boston.com on the Library Link of the Day site which you'll find at http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/