Despite early midst Cobb County's $31 million budget crisis, the , and all county libraries, will remain open but with reduced hours starting Monday.
The Kennesaw Branch Library will now operate from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. That's a total weekly reduction of 10 hours.
Kennesaw's West Cobb Regional Library will be open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, reducing its weekly hours of operation by five hours.
The Kennesaw branch was among 13 libraries on the chopping block in a proposed budget plan by Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee.
However, after thousands of e-mails and in support of the county's libraries, the Board voted instead for an alternate plan, which included , the closing of the Windy Hill Senior Center and the adult day care center, and for county employees.
While the West Cobb Regional Library was never in danger of being shutdown in Lee's original plan, it will also operate at reduced hours.
Check here for the new schedules of all county libraries.