Library news

City libraries set shorter hours The Minneapolis Library Board has set truncated hours for the city’s community libraries following 2004 budget cuts.

The three Southwest community libraries will have the following 2004 hours:

Walker Community Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave. S. and Washburn Community Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave. S., will be open five days a week: Monday and Wednesday noon-8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The libraries will be closed Friday and Sunday.

Linden Hills Community Library, 2900 W. 43rd St., will be open three days a week: Monday and Wednesday noon-8 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. It will be closed Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Linden Hills will be the only Southwest library open on Fridays.

Also, Hosmer Community Library, 347 E. 36th St., which is closest to some Lyndale and Kingfield residents, will be open four days per week: Monday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday noon-8 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Hosmer will be closed Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The Library Board approved the changes Sept. 10. — David Brauer

Library needs SW book deliverers The Minneapolis Public Library is looking for volunteers — especially in Southwest — to deliver books and other library materials to persons with limited access to the library. For more information, please call The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library at 630-6173. — Matt Modrich