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Hard times spur libraries to shelve services

As Montgomery's politicians and Excel wizards enter the new year focused on unforgiving budget math, the county's readers are learning more about what ongoing library cuts mean for their local branches and daily routines.



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Leasing books, rather than purchasing them, are one strategy the Montgomery County library system uses to cope with budget cuts. The county's budget for new books has been halved, to $3 million.

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