MARBLE FALLS — Budget cuts are forcing two of the largest public libraries in Burnet County — Herman Brown and Marble Falls — to close on Saturdays next month.
The closures begin Oct. 1 because of funding reductions up to 10 percent — or $70,0000 — ordered by county officials for the four-library system.
Also, some popular reading and educational programs will end until further notice at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 S. Main St.
“Our budget is pretty lean,” said Mary Jackson, the Marble Falls library director. “Our staff will continue to do whatever we can do.”
Until Oct. 1, both the Marble Falls library and the Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet, 100 E. Washington St., open their stacks to book browsers 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
The other two libraries funded by the county are already closed on Saturdays, the Bertram Free Library in Bertram, 170 N. Gabriel and the Oakalla Public Library, 29011 FM 963.