BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, July 26, the Beverly Hills City Council restored funds to the library budget, so that it could remain open on several holiday weekends.

Dealing with budget cuts, the City Council had originally planned to close the library on all weekends associated with a national holiday and spring break, but the city and the mayor had second thoughts. Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad proclaimed: “The public library is one of our city’s greatest assets, providing residents and others with information, entertainment, enrichment – and in these troubled economic times – a source for jobs and financial research. Despite the economic challenges, the Council was able to restore the funding necessary to keep the library doors open.”

The library will still be closed on national holidays and the weekends of Christmas, New Year and Labor Day. However, the library will now be open on the following weekends:

-Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 12-14)

-Thanksgiving Weekend (Nov. 27-28)

-Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend (Jan. 15-16, 2011

-Presidents Day Weekend (Feb. 19-20, 2011)

-Spring Break Weekend (April 23, 2011)

-Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-29, 2011)

The Beverly Hills Public Library is located at 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills Calif., 90210.

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