Ongoing opposition building for Stanley library merger. (Chippewa Herald, 1/29/2012)
Excerpt: A decision on combining the Stanley-Boyd School library with the D.R. Moon Public Library is still far off, but opponents have been gathering their support. “
Presently, we have over 500 signatures in support of preserving the public library and continuing it in its current location,” Stanley resident Brian Stolie said.
Stolie and others in Stanley have been working on a petition to stop the city and school from a proposed merger of the public and school library. The plan would call for the public library to move from its current building on Fourth Avenue into the school library, about half a mile away.
The city and school have been discussing the merger for a few months, using a fact-finding committee to examine costs, space and other needs to combine the two libraries. [Has this committee distributed any public reports? Apparently, the school board minutes aren't available online.]
The biggest concern:
Stanley-Boyd School District board meetings.
- Public/School District Library (action) appears on 7/25/2011 agenda under Effective Curriculum and Instruction.
- Public/School District Library (report) appears on 8/22/2011 agenda, and 9/26/2011 agenda.
- 10/24/2011 agenda under Effective Curriculum and Instruction.
- Public/School Library in accordance with Wisconsin State Statute 19.85 (1)(c) appears on 10/24/2011 agenda under Closed Session; Public/School District Library (report) appears on same agenda under Effective Curriculum and Instruction.
- No agenda items on this issue since October 2011.
Concerns about library merger aired. (Chippewa Herald, 11/3/2011)