DUBUQUE- A survey has been put out to the public for input on Carnegie-Stout library hours for next year.
Due to a shortage of staffing the library has had to cut-down on their hours of operation last year. This was the result of a hiring freeze that began in 2014 causing the library’s staff to dwindle. The library had to rely on volunteers to maintain their hours until they were unable to do so in 2015. During this time the library had to run 61 hours a week, the bare minimum to remain accredited.
Since then the city has restored funding for the library allowing for additional hours to be set. The Library Board of Trustees wants public input on what day of the week they should put in additional hours, or if they should restore hours prior to the staff shortage.
The one question survey will be open until May 15 with new hours going into effect in this July
The survey can be taken at the following link: