Budget Shortfalls Prompt Moorhead Public Library Cutbacks and Shelly LINK Site Closing

The Moorhead Public Library and Shelly LINK Site, of Lake Agassiz Regional Library, have been affected by budgetary shortfalls for 2014 fiscal year; resulting in reduced or discontinued services at these locations. Without full funding, these locations cannot afford to maintain current levels of service.

The Moorhead Public Library will be seeing a reduction in hours and staffing, beginning February 1, 2014, due to a City of Moorhead budgetary shortfall. To account for the shortfall, open hours per week will be reduced from 69 down to 56. This reduction includes changes to hours Monday through Saturday and the elimination of Sunday hours.

Moorhead Public Library hours of operation beginning February 1: Monday through Thursday 10 to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 to 6 p.m.; closed on Sundays.

The Shelly LINK Site will be closing its doors on January 31, 2014 due to a Norman County budgetary shortfall.  Nearby LINK Sites in Hendrum, Halstad, and Twin Valley—in addition to the Ada Public Library—will continue to offer service to area residents. Regular hours of operation will continue at these locations. Click here for a complete list of locations and hours of operation.