Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Troy Michigan Mayor: The Public Library is Our Meeting Place

Troy library to be open Saturdays, but not on Fridays, starting Jan. 7. (Detroit News, 11/29/2011)

Excerpt: Russ said Friday is the library's least busy day of the week. The average number of checkouts is 2,251 on Fridays. In comparison, Monday checkouts are 3,276 and 4,095 on Sundays, she said.

Councilwoman Maureen McGinnis said the Friday closure was the best among four options presented.
"I think everyone is happy," she said.

Mayor Daniels, however, was pushing for the approval of a separate proposal that would have reopened the library seven days a week, a move that would have required an annual subsidy of $1.3 million from the city's general fund.

"We don't have a downtown where we can go meet and gather, but we have a library. That's our meeting place," Daniels told council members prior to Monday's vote. "We all need to remember that the budget is a set of assumptions

Bravo!  Thanks for speaking up for your community's library, Mayor.

Related posts:
A bright future for the Troy Public Library.  (8/4/2011)
After contentious millage vote, library focuses on providing services.  (8/4/2011)
Millage vote wrap-up.  (8/3/2011)
It's official.  (8/2/2011)
Biggest library story of the day, continued.  (8/2/2011)
Very early vote tally.  (8/2/2011)
Keep your fingers crossed for Troy Public Library.  (8/2/2011)
Kids speak up for the Troy Public Library.  (8/1/2011)
Partisan politics emerge in Troy Public Library vote.  (8/1/2011)
Residents to vote on library village on August 2.  (7/28/2011)
Patrons speak up for their library.  (7/24/2011)
Safeguarding American Families:  Vote yes to save Troy Library.  (7/14/2011)
Troy mayor is upbeat.  (7/14/2011)
Oakland Press editorial.  (7/14/2011)
Book burning listed on Detroit News events calendar.  (7/12/2011)
Troy Chamber supports millage request for library.  (7/10/2011)
A half-million dollar library collection up in flames?  Not gonna happen.  (7/9/2011)
I)s it just me or are things heating up in Troy Michigan?  (7/6/2011)
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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