The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library sent a press release today with encouraging news: The City of Charlotte, as well as surrounding towns, seem willing to pitch in funds to help keep the libraries open. Only three branches are now slated to be closed: Checkit Outlet (downtown Charlotte), Carmel, and the Belmont Center.
Meanwhile, library officials have met with representatives of all the towns in Mecklenburg County to see what kind of level of involvement towns can make toward keeping libraries open. The City of Charlotte, which has eight libraries, has offered to pitch in. And surrounding towns also seem interested. At last night’s Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting, Mayor Ted Biggers said the town is interested in helping the library, but only if it is fair across the board. Continue reading