JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The millions of people who visit the Jacksonville Public Library could start seeing some drastic changes.
There is talk of cutting operating hours and cutting services. There will be a meeting of the board of trustees for the Jacksonville Public Library today at noon.
According to our news partners The Florida Times-Union, the City of Jacksonville requested the library cut around $4.66 million from its budget.
To meet those cuts, the Times-Union reports the library is looking at reducing services, cutting up to three dozen positions and even closing on Mondays.
In June, First Coast News attended a meeting between the chairman of the board of trustees for the library and the Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
The topic of that meeting was the idea of the library becoming an independent tax district. The proponents of the idea say it would give the library better control over managing the money that comes in.
It would take several years for the idea of becoming an independent tax district to come to fruition because it would have to go through the Florida Legislature.
Today's meeting though is not about becoming an independent tax district, it is about dealing with the millions of cuts in the immediate future.
We'll let you know what comes out of the meeting.
First Coast News