Least Literate City (El Paso TX) to Lose Library
Because of a $20 million shortfall, El Paso County Commissioners are planning to close the Fabens Library, the county's only library and the only library within 25 miles of downtown El Paso.
Protesters, from age 3 and up, gathered yesterday in the middle school cafeteria, carrying signs and rallying around speakers which included ALA President Carol Brey-Casiano. Photo and story from Borderland News .
The library is a nonmandated county function, and the county would save $250,000 if it closed, officials said.
"I'm not going to guarantee to vote to raise taxes as long as there are things on the table that we can cut," said County Commissioner Dan Haggerty said.