City Council concerned with Rockford Public Libraries' lack of weekend hours

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ROCKFORD,IL (WIFR) -- A West Side library closing sparks questions for the library board before city council approves their labor contract.

Questions like why most branches are not open on the weekends were brought up at tonight's meeting.

First ward alderman Tim Durkee says libraries located where children need them most should be open on the weekends. Durkee also expressed concern with the closing of the Lewis Lemon library on the West Side.

Alderman voted to send the matter back to the finance and personnel committee giving council the opportunity to get answers from the library board.