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Expanded children’s hours at Peru Public Library

Posted by wlpo on August 25, 2010

In Peru, homeowners are paying more taxes towards the public library.  A tax levy increase last spring gave the library a $379,000 funding increase.

Mary Jean Hauger is the library Director.  She says they’re using the extra money to expand the hours the Children’s Room is open.

The area for kids has traditionally been open fewer hours than the rest of the library.  The children’s room is in the lower level and requires an extra person to be on duty.

Hauger says they’re trying to meet guidelines that would make it more likely they could receive state grants.

She says because of the extra tax dollars, they’re able to qualify for state money for new automatic doors and improved ramps and concrete near the lower level entrance.

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