Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Will There Be a Troy Public Library After June 30th?

Library in Troy to stay open. Long-term funding unclear after council vote gives it reprieve. (Detroit News, 4/20/2011)

Excerpt:  City Manager John Szerlag agreed to continue operating the library, funded through June 30, after a commitment from the city council to work through the budget issues. Library administration had set the May 1 closure date to give staffers two months to inventory the collection.

The council will discuss library funding at April 25, May 2 and May 9 study sessions, said city attorney Lori Bluhm. Still, there are numerous issues to resolve on what services the library will offer after the current budget cycle, she said. A decision on the library is due by May 16, when the budget must be approved, according to the city's charter

Related articles:
Keep the Troy Public Library open:  Council members told to 'figure it out'.  (4/19/2011)
May Day!  May Day!  Two Michigan libraries set to close on May 1.  (4/17/2011)
Library to close on May 1.  (2/23/2011)
Troy Michigan (population: 80,000) still on track to close its library.  (2/8/2011)
Voters wave bye-bye to their library.  (11/3/2010)
Giving voters more choices than they need.  (8/13/2010)
Library threatened with closure, part 2.  (5/19/2010)
Library threatened with closure, part 1.  (4/25/2010)

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