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.
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)