TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Troy City Council has decided to keep the doors open to the Troy Public LIbrary.
Council recently voted to shut the library down because of a lack in funding. Doors were expected to close May 1, but on Tuesday a notice appeared on the Troy Public Library's website stating that council had decided not to close the facility for now.
On Monday night, between 300-400 people showed up in the fight to save the library.
They waved ‘Save Our Library’ signs in the hallways outside of the City Council doors at City Hall.
Earlier plans to close the library upset many residents, especially children. “Without it, I don’t know, it just wouldn’t be right,” said 14-year-old Julian Sanders.
When the meeting began it was standing room only. Police had to work some crowd control outside in the hallway after a comment made by the presenter.
The man commissioned by City Council to conduct a survey to determine what residents want most from the community told them his results showed that Troy is nothing without the library. The crowd burst into cheers and applauded several times throughout the meeting. At least 30 people signed up for the public comment portion of the meeting.
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