Friday, May 21, 2010

Memphis Mayor Proposes Closing 2 Library Branches

Link to May 20 Memphis Commercial Appeal article, "Memphis mayor Wharton: Tight budget will bring 'pain'.  Says he's 'trying to repair the damage' in his decision to close 2 libraries, 2 golf courses".

Excerpt:  [Memphis mayor A C] Wharton also proposed closing the Highland and Cossitt branch libraries and reducing library book purchases by $148,000. The council Budget Committee voted Wednesday to approve as presented the budget of the division that houses the Public Library and Information Center, meaning the libraries are safe for now. The full council must approve the budget.  [Emphasis added.]

Link to mayor's statement on closings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for getting the word out and for caring!!