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May 9, 2013

Taylor Library will remain open

Taylor Library staff and patrons await final budget vote

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New patrons have visited for the first time.

“A lot of people coming in say they didn’t know there was another library in town,” Merrill said. “It’s been awesome, the outpouring.”

Town councilors also paid Taylor visits while pondering their decisions on the budget. Merrill thanked them for their support.

Merrill said her youngest patrons were very excited to learn the library was remaining open. She was proud of all of those who appeared before the Town Council to voice their support and share stories.

“The kids went to meetings, they knew what was going on and they had a chance to express themselves, “ she said. “Parents kept them informed. They did an awesome job.”

Merrill said she knows any future expansion plans are most likely on hold. Town officials have suggested the library trustees and staff think of ways to help support the library’s budget with fundraising or private donations.

Library staff member Fran Mears said she won’t totally relax until that final budget vote.

“I think we have to wait until the 14th to see it in black and white,” she said.

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