A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Branch Libraries Winnowed to Trim Regional Budgets; Local Library Friends Organize

When push comes to shove, county branch libraries are closed unless the towns contribute cash. Look at what is going on around Charlotte, North Carolina, for example. Here's another Charlotte story: "Time to Say Goodbye: Carmel Branch Closes Its Doors." And another story. In Boston, the city is granting local municipalities a short grace period while the towns decide how else to use the buildings that house libraries being closed next year.

MAPL is not the only library gaining Friends of the Library groups in these troubled times. A library group in California is incorporating to protect its library and advocate for its interests.


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