Birmingham Library officials release list of proposed branch closings

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The Birmingham Public Library Board releases a list of library branches that could close for 9 months to help combat the city's budget deficit.

The library board is against closing any branches, but provided a list of five branches to Mayor William Bell Thursday afternoon.  Library officials say the following branches could close without causing any major disruption in service to citizens:

The library board wants its director, Irene Blaylock, to meet with Mayor Bell to work out the board's concerns about the proposal, before voting.

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