Up until last Monday’s City Council Meeting, the library was scheduled to close to the public on April 30 (due to anticipated revenue shortfalls for this fiscal year combined with Troy residents rejecting a proposed millage for an independent library). The Council, facing an audience of an estimated 250 concerned residents, decided to hold off on deciding when the library would close until their following budget discussions scheduled for next Monday (Apr 25), May 2 and May 9.
The Council said they will work towards finding a way to keep the library open.
From the Troy Public Library site: “the Council decided that the Troy Public Library will not close to the public on Sunday, May 1. We have no further information. We will post updates on this website as we receive them.”
Recent update from Troy Library Director Cathy Russ – suggesting to read the article from the Detroit Free Press: “The Mayor cautioned that the library may still close,” according to Russ. ” The City Council will be revisiting the 2011-2012 budget at those three meetings noted above. “While the library may close (or it may not), it will not be closing on May 1.”
M.Live.com writer Susan J. Demas posted on this subject last month: “Michigan library closings: Times are tough and things suck all over”