Change of heart? Library says it will explore alternatives to closing branches

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is pulling back the reigns on closing libraries. That’s according to a press release sent out today. Library officials said that because of the outpouring of residents who don’t want to see libraries closed, staff and the board of directors decided to reexamine its strategy. However, this doesn’t mean that services will not be disrupted.

Administrators caution that, in the face of a $2 million dollar reduction, there will still be tradeoffs between service at all 24 locations, convenient hours of operation, and the spectrum of services offered

A committee organized by Mayor Ted Biggers met last night to draft a letter to the board of commissioners and the library board of directors and discuss alternatives if the Mint Hill library closed. Click here for the committee’s Web site. The complete press release from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is after the break. Continue reading