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Libraries should charge borrowers Blockbuster rates for
movie videos and CDs -- or come up with other money-raising
ideas -- to cover part of a $41million budget cut, the
mayor\'s new spending proposal says.\"We don\'t care how they do it,\" city Budget Director Robert
Harding said yesterday. \"They can open up coffee shops.\"
Under the plan, libraries must raise $9.7 million charging
borrowers for a copy of \"Titanic\" or a latté -- and the city
will match it.
The proposal marks the first time Mayor Giuliani -- who
traditionally cuts library spending only to have it restored
by the City Council -- has suggested libraries charge for