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New York Public Libraries Will Stay Open Longer After $43M Budget Boost

By Aidan Gardiner | September 10, 2015 7:59am
 New York Public Library got a $43 million boost from the city.
New York Public Library got a $43 million boost from the city.
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NEW YORK CITY — New York Public Library branches expand service by opening four more branches seven days a week and extending operating hours system-wide after a $43 million boost, sources said.

On Sunday, the library system that serves The Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island will celebrate the expanded service and influx of cash — the largest the NYPL has ever received from the city — at its Grand Concourse branch, at 155 E. 173rd St. in The Bronx, DNAinfo New York has learned.

That same day some branches, including Manhattan's Inwood and Jefferson Market locations and The Bronx's Parkchester and Grand Concourse libraries, will begin opening their doors to the public on Sundays, sources said.

Three other branches are already open all week, according to the NYPL.

The expanded hours, which will average about 50 hours a week at each branch, will be rolled out over the next couple of months, sources said.

The library system will be adding new staff to accommodate the expansion, sources said.

The infusion of cash will also provide for a slew of other library improvements, but sources said those details still need to be confirmed.