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Keep library solution local

The process to decide how Nevada County Libraries should be managed, ongoing since October 2009, has been complex and involved. Next in the process is a recommendation from the county executive officer to the Board of Supervisors for review on Feb. 23.

Library supporters expect that supervisors will listen to the Citizen’s Oversight and Library Management Model ad hoc committees, the public, and others in choosing a solution that addresses this local challenge with a local solution.

The Friends of the Nevada County Libraries feels that it is important that supervisors vote to keep the Nevada County Libraries under public management. It is also critical that the solution selected maintains as many of the existing professional staff as possible, to ensure the current high standard of service and programs, especially the children’s programs.

We also urge supervisors and the county executive officer to allow the county librarian Mary Ann Trygg and her staff to determine how best to run the library system, within means available.

Since the Nevada County Library system will have to operate within the funds available, there will be more necessary cuts. However, with public operation of the system, and full support from the community, we can weather this temporary downturn in the economy.

Ingrid L. Knox

president, Friends of the Nevada County Libraries

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