County Commissioner Mike Nelson wants to save the Cybrary.
On his blog, Leading from the Left, the former Carrboro mayor says he's also hoping a group forms to keep the Cedar Grove Library open as well.
Both are on the very long list of possible cuts the commissioners began reviewing last week to help plug an anticipated $8.7 million revenue shortfall in the fiscal year beginning July 1. Nelson lists some other potential cuts on his blog as well.
"Folks are fired up and ready to go," Nelson says. "Most seem to agree that closing two branch libraries is excessive, even in a recession. Cutting hours because of a constrained budget is to be expected, but shutting down two entire branch operations?! It's particulary troubling because these branches serve very unique populations."
Closing the two libraries would save about $30,000 as the county plans to open a new main county library in downtown Hillsborough.
And of course, Chapel Hill continues to seek more county money for the Chapel Hill Public Library to help compensate it for all the residents from outside the town who use that facility.