Yes, I have my occasional wars with the library system (Broward County in my case - and no, I still don't understand why I have to update my phone number IN PERSON and not online; it's 2011, for crying out loud). But I sympathize with Miami-Dade library users now, even though many go to use the free Internet services and not to check out books.
Check out this story from The Miami Herald's Matt Haggman and Martha Brannigan:
"Seeking to close a $400 million budget gap, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s budget proposal, which includes a laundry list of cuts, features one particularly tough measure: shuttering 13 libraries across Greater Miami.
A decade ago, the county launched a library expansion plan that resulted in the opening of 18 branches. Now many of those would be closed. The reductions would save about $18 million, while eliminating 191 jobs in an overall plan that eliminates 1,292 positions countywide."
Click here to read the whole story.