Fresno County supervisors unanimously OK extending library hours

The Fresno BeeApril 1, 2014 

Kids sit with Ollie, a therapy dog, during a reading program that uses therapy dogs to encourage kids to read at the Fig Garden Library in Fresno Monday, June 11, 2012. The therapy dogs are used at several libraries in the Fresno County Library system. Organizers feel the dogs are easier to read to than people because they will sit and listen, but not correct them.

CRAIG KOHLRUSS/THE FRESNO BEE — Fresno Bee Staff Photo

Several Fresno County libraries will add hours after supervisors approved more hours and new outreach programs.

The vote at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting was 5-0.

The new hours will go into effect April 14. Under the plan, the county ibrary system will add staff paid for under Measure B, the eighth-of-a-cent library sales tax approved in 2012.

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