On June 23rd, the Upland City Council voted to approve a contract with Library Systems & Services, LLC (LSSI) to operate the Upland Public Library commencing August 1st. The Library will be closed for operational changes from Sunday, July 27th, to Thursday, July 31st.
The approved LSSI contract increases the hours of operation by 24%, enabling the Library to serve the public 7 days per week
; more than doubles the current book and materials budget; continues vital literacy programming; reduces overall costs of operations, thus saving taxpayers more than $1 million over the 5-year contract; and provides more professional growth opportunities for the existing staff.
“LSSI is grateful for the trust that has been placed in us by the City of Upland. Our approach is to work as a team with our customers, adding proven knowledge to the expertise of local officials, community leaders, library support groups, and library staff, and to ensure that the best possible service levels are achieved for the taxpayers’ investment,” said Ron Dubberly, CEO of LSSI.