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When the recession hit, all Northern Virginia jurisdictions cut back on library funding. Some have made efforts to restore funding, while others have lagged behind. Arlington had led the way in restoring almost all the hours that were cut in their neighborhood libraries, although the Central Library still opens an hour later than it used to and closes an hour earlier than it used to. But overall, Arlington's library system remains one of the best in the region. Earlier this month, the Library Journal named the Arlington Public Library one of six "star" libraries in Virginia. . .
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The Board of Supervisors inattention to the quality of life of its residents, one measure of which may be the availability of a well-endowed public library system, has been horrible over the last half-dozen years. We hope, but do necessarily expect, that the Board's reckless record will begin to be reversed this budget cycle.