Cumberland County Library won’t close its doors

    Bibliophiles, rejoice. The Cumberland County Library, N.J.,  is staying open. Freeholder Director Bill Whelan announced yesterday that the library would remain open.
    In April, Cumberland County’s Board of Freeholders considered closing the library because the $800,000 of funding the library receives might have been too costly. If the library had closed all 17 employees would have been laid off and the bookmobile service would have stopped.Additional decisions about what will stay and what will go in the 2011 fiscal budget will not be voted on until May 24, as the News of Cumberland County reports. The county’s penny tax for open space will remain intact, as well, and the Cumberland County SPCA will receive county funding.

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