Council Chairman Michael Fairbanks said he hadn’t made a decision yet.
But having five of the seven councilors support the library remaining open offered library staff members some relief.
“We are thrilled,” library director Linda Merrill said.
Most people who spoke last week said Taylor filled a niche in the community. Activities and events attract hundreds of children and families.
Suzanne Mitchell teaches at Nutfield Cooperative School in East Derry. The preschool is in First Parish Church, right next door to Taylor Library.
“We walk there for field trips and we are always greeted at the door by Linda Merrill,” Mitchell said.
Brenda Willis said Taylor Library was the first place she went after her son was born 30 years ago.
“It’s a great place for children and adults,” she said.
Cecile Cormier told councilors the library was also cost effective since thousands of dollars in energy upgrades were just completed a short time ago.
“The staff, they do a fantastic job,” Cormier said. “I think it’s a good library and it has that homey feeling. It’s like that show ‘Cheers’ when everybody knows your name, that’s the feeling you get.”