Monday, August 9, 2010

Camden NJ Libraries to Close?

This weekend, the library board in Camden NJ announced that it was making plans to close all three branches of the library in the city. The board president said that the library was preparing to donate, sell or DESTROY its collection that includes 187,000 books.

Now, today, according to an Associated Press story, the board said that it was investigating joining the county library system. However, this was no guarantee that the library or all its branches would remain open.

Sadly, the board found itself in this position after a 70% cut in funding.

I hope this isn't a harbinger of things to come.