The Newberg Public Library is a department of the City of Newberg and receives about 90% of its support from the City budget.
2012-13 Budget Information:
The budget again includes reductions in all city of Newberg departments with layoffs or positions being unfilled in most departments.
For 2012-13, the library will experience a $19,500 reduction, with most of that ($12,000) coming from the book and materials budget. Other cuts will include staffing hours and supplies. This will result in fewer books, dvds, cds, etc on the new shelves and longer lines at times for service. No library staff were laid off however.
We appreciate your understanding of how these budget reductions will affect services at the library. We are all dedicated to providing our community with the best service we can with the resources we have available.
2011-12 Budget Information:
The City of Newberg Budget was adopted by the Newberg City Council on June 6, 2011.
The City's budget includes reductions in all departments with staff layoffs in most areas.
Two part time staff (a total of 16 hours of staffing per week) were laid off from the Library. It will be made up with revision of processes and increased use of volunteers and interns to shelve materials and assist with activities.
Materials and supply budgets were kept at last years levels or reduced. No reductions to hours was required for 2011-2012.
2010-2011 Budget information:
The Newberg Public Library is no longer open on Mondays starting with the 2010-2011 budget year. The City of Newberg budget for the 2010-2011 year had to be cut over $400,000. Each department in the City was asked to trim its budget accordingly. The Library is about 10% of the budget and took a 10% cut in its budget. Expenses were reduced for supplies, training and book expenditures and hours reduced for part-time staff by 40 hours per week (1 FTE).
The reduction in staffing means the library had to reduce open hours. Staff and the Library Board reviewed the options and determined that Monday hours would have the least impact on the fewest people.
For more information contact Library Director Leah Griffith at 503-538-7323 or firstname.lastname@example.org