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Here Are the 13 Libraries Carlos Gimenez Wants to Close

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez yesterday

proposed cutting the county's operating budget

by $350 million. That includes whacking the library system's $50 million budget to $24.5 million.It seems 13 libraries will be shut down.

Riptide contributor Theo Karantsalis obtained the list of threatened libraries Thursday morning.

Give us a holler in the comments if you use any of these libraries, because if the mayor gets his way, they're toast:

  • Kendale Lakes
  • Little River
  • Edison Center
  • Fairlawn
  • South Shore
  • North Central
  • Culmer
  • Country Walk
  • Sunset
  • Palm Springs North
  • Virrick Park
  • Tamiami
  • Civic Center

In addition, library spokeswoman Victoria Galan told Karantsalis the proposed cuts would force all libraries to ax tutoring programs and eliminate evening and Sunday hours.

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