Budget cuts cause furloughs at local library
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RACINE - Some services in Racine will be shutdown because workers are being forced to take unpaid days off.
The furlough means the Racine Public Library will be shutdown May 24th & 25th.
"It's very disappointing to tell people, I'm sorry were going to have to be closed," said library director Jessica MacPhail. "People are very upset about it."
The library's website will also go dark. MacPhail said because the workers who run it are city employees there is no choice but to shut it down for the two day period.
MacPhail said the amount of money for the library system continues to dwindle. Staff will be forced to take a total of six furlough days.