Commission Increases Library Funding by About $1.2 million

The St. Lucie County Commission increased library funding by about $1.2 million to pay salaries of eight new librarians and operational costs for having the libraries open.

The libraries mean a lot to people because they can use the computer to look for jobs and they can check out books and movies to entertain the kids,” said Michael McMiller, who last week was browsing the DVD collection at Zora Neale Hurston Library in Fort Pierce.

Also among noted services being restored:

County Aquarium restoring year-round Sunday operating hours,         $25,000.

Reinstated the annual Earth Day event, $5,000.

Increased evening and weekend hours of community transit on routes along U.S. 1 and in Port St. Lucie, $474,974.

And $10,000 was provided to reinstate the inmate nursery program at the County Jail.

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