Library to cut staff and hours

A 31 percent budget cut led he Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County (OH) to lay off three full-time and ten part-time employees.

Remaining employees will be required to take ten unpaid furlough days in 2010.

Library Director Alan Hall said he is considering retirement and applying for his Public Employees Retirement System pension and being rehired as library director at a reduced salary.

The system, in addition to instituting the layoffs, will close two branch libraries one day a week.