The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Board of Control approved the 2012 library budget during its meeting Thursday.

The $34 million budget was approved unanimously with no comments from board members or the public.

The budget includes the addition of 58 new positions, 44 of which will go to staff new libraries: Rouzan Branch Library on Perkins Road and the Fairwood Branch Library on Old Hammond Highway.

In other reports, Library Director David Farrar said bids for the Goodwood Main Library will be advertised in June and July with the bids to be opened on Aug. 2.