Again, bringing something out of comments for better play, because there’s some actual news value in it. Thanks for keeping us informed, Cathy!
I had a meeting yesterday afternoon with the Town Administrator (Interim) and Dana Wilson Chairman of the Grafton Library Trustees (not to be confused with the Nelson Library Trustees)
On behalf of the Friends of Nelson Library a proposal was presented last week to the TA and it was discussed yesterday. It was decided that Nelson Library can remain open until June 30th – it will be run totally by volunteers – it was also agreed that we could keep the duplicate books to help with out running the Library – There will be a meeting of the Friends of the Nelson Library tomorrow evening in the Meeting room of the Library to work out our schedule and staffing.
I can only hope that we will keep the duplicate books as they might all disappear to the Center Library.
We will also be looking for gently used books not really old books to help stock our shelves.
Anyone having donations can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and arrangements will be made to receive your donations.
With the economy the way it has become and the future doesn’t look to bright, it has been noted on the News and in the Newspapers that people will begin to utilize our Libraries more than ever. Hopefully we will be able to convince those in charge to help us keep the branch open.
I also hope that the South Grafton People will be able to do the same although they do come under the control of the Center Library.
It was not our intent to cause the Town problems but no one was listening to our plite.
It is time that ADA issue has been addressed and hopefully in a positive way.
Thank you all for your responses
Need to clear up one issue – our Trust monies has been invested along with the Towns monies – the town gives the Nelson Library a small budget of 38,000.00 which maintaines the building and the park and playground – our employees work part time so there are no benefits – the janitor works 9 hours a week and our three grounds keepers hours vary in the early spring to late fall they could work as much as 30 – 40 hours a month – however during the winter they sometimes have no hours at all – only damage cleanup weather permitting.
Thank you all and I will keep you posted
Nelson Library Trustee