Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Detroit Public Library Revises Its Math (23 - 6)

Detroit Public Library may close only 6 branches. (Detroit News, 5/17/2011)

Excerpt:   The Detroit Public Library has scaled back its branch closure list to six of 23 branches, after The Detroit News reported last week officials based closures on faulty math.

Library Director Jo Anne Mondowney today recommended to a commission committee that officials close the following branches: Bowen, 3648 W. Vernor; Chandler Park, 16101 Grand River; Mark Twain, 4741 Iroquois; Richard, 9876 Grand River; Chase, 17731 W. Seven Mile; and Lincoln, 1221 E. Seven Mile

Article published while committee meeting was still in session.

Related articles:
Detroit Public Library does the math....incorrectly.  (5/14/2011)
Residents speak up against branch closings.  (5/8/2011)
The library takes a page from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.  (5/7/2011)
The news just keeps getting worse. (5/6/2011)
The Detroit Public Library needs some good news (and this isn't it).  (5/5/2011)
Rainy day fund keeps fewer branches from closing.  (4/29/2011)
Proposal to close 18 of 23 Detroit branches sparks anger. (4/22/2011)
Few expenses spared in South Wing remodeling of library.  (4/22/2011)
Downward spiral.  (4/16/2011)
Library reduces staff by 20%. (3/4/2011)
Budget woes. (2/5/2011)

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