Boston Public Library closing four branches
By Chelsea Feinstein, DAILY FREE PRESS
The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees approved a budget plan Friday for the upcoming fiscal year that will close four of the 26 BPL branches in order to reduce a looming $3.6 million budget gap.
In the meeting, the board voted in favor of a $38.9 million budget that will result in the closing of the Faneuil, Lower Mills, Orient Heights and Washington Village branches.
“After much study, the board has come to what I deeply believe to be a judicious and prudent decision for the Boston Public Library in a difficult time,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Jeffrey B. Rudman in a press release.
BPL President Amy Ryan said the budget plan was a positive step in helping the library system move forward.
“While we understand the natural attachment that people have to the branch with which they are familiar, all of the efficiencies in this plan will lead to a more robust, sustainable and modern library system,” she said in the release. link