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Jax residents trying to save local libraries

10:58 PM, Jun 15, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some Jacksonville residents are trying to save their local libraries.

That's after the Jacksonville Library Board announced its plans to close six library branches in Duval county.

The new closures are expected to save $2.4 million.

A $64 million short-fall in the 2014 Jacksonville city budget has prompted the Library Board's decision.

Library supporters gathered at the Riverside Art's Market today to collect signatures on a petition to stop the library closures.     

They're hoping to gather 26,000 signatures.

Want to weigh in on the Mayor's proposed budget? Here's how:

Mayor Alvin Brown

Bill Gulliford, City Council President

Clay Yarborough, City Council Vice President

Greg Anderson, City Council Finance Committee Chair

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