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January 22, 2013
FALLS CITY -- Falls City School District may decide to end funding for the Wagner Community Library this year. Faced with the possibility of losing the library, a group of citizen have begun meeting to save it.
The school board will consider a cost-cutting proposal that would close the public library effective July 1 due to a budget shortfall discovered late last year.
Falls City Superintendent Pat Evenson-Brady said closing a public library requires two public hearings, which are tentatively scheduled for March and June. The school board meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Falls City High School, 111 N. Main St.
In the meantime, city leaders and citizens have formed a committee looking into keeping the library open if district funding ends. It would take about $52,000 a year, said Holly Kraus, Wagner's librarian.
The library committee will meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Wagner Community Library, next to the high school.
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