Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Is It Just Me or Are Things Heating Up in Troy Michigan?

From the description:     The library in Troy, MI has failed two elections to secure additional tax revenue to stay open. One more vote is slated for Aug 2. If this one fails, the library will finally close for good. But what about all those books you ask? We're going to have a book burning party on Aug 5! Help get the word out. Vote to close the Troy library on Aug 2.

This Facebook page is such a misguided attempt at satire I have to wonder if it was created with a strategy of reverse psychology in mind.  Give the pro-library forces an added incentive to get out the vote. 


At least outwardly, Troy Citizens United have remained aboveboard in their fight against the vote to increase the library tax.

If it's any consolation, more people like the Save Troy Library Facebook page .

Related articles:
The battle lines are drawn.  (6/28/2011)
August 2nd a "This Is It" moment for the Troy Public Library..  (5/17/2011)
Working to keep the library open.  (5/10/2011)
Will there be a library after June 30th?  (4/20/2011)
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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