Most Active Stories
- Prof. Nancy Prideaux, University of Texas Austin – Logistics of Black Friday
- Dr. Susan Fiske, Princeton University - Baseball and Schadenfreude
- F-35 To Be Housed At Vermont Air Guard Base
- Dr. David Hsu, University of Michigan – The Pain of Social Rejection
- White House Cites Pre-Existing Condition Case From Its Own Ranks
New England News
Mon October 15, 2012
Libraries Reopen After Funding Restored
Three branch libraries that fell victim to budget cuts in Springfield Massachusetts over the summer re-opened Monday. WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.
Library patrons threw little parties, with balloons, and homemade baked goods to celebrate the return of the three neighborhood libraries that had closed July 1st. Mary Ann Maloney , a library advocate, said funding would not have been restored without community pressure.
The branch re-openings came about after the Springfield City Council voted to raise the annual residential trash fee by $15 to $90 and Mayor Domenic Sarno agreed to transfer $200,000 to the library system.