Residents debate Taylor Library funding during public hearing
During a public hearing Tuesday night, a number of residents spoke in favor of maintaining funding for the library in the 2015 Fiscal Year Budget, while others urged councilors to “zero out” the item.
Councilors will consider the residents’ comments before casting their final votes on the budget later this month.
It marked the second straight year the library in East Derry survived a controversial attempt to zero out its budget.
“The Taylor Library isn’t for a select few,” said Andrews, who is a Talyor Library Trustee. “It’s for all who live, work or go to school in Derry.”
The library also offers valuable children’s services, including 250 programs a year, with 35 summer reading programs in place.
Other residents such as Lynn Perkins spoke in favor of eliminating funding for the library.
Perkins said a large portion of the community isn’t being served by the library and the taxes it brings are exorbitant.
The Derry Public Library is located within a few miles of the Taylor Library and there is also a library in every school in town, he said.
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