Here's the word from Lynne Steele, President of the Friends of the Salinas Public Library about plans to reverse the closing of the libraries:
A community coalition meeting is planned for Jan 15, 2005, 10 AM - 12N at the Richard W. Nutter Agricultural Conference Center, 1432 Abbott St, Salinas, CA. This meeting will begin the work on finding the very best way to bring back the Salinas Public Library. The system will close down completely by June 30, 2005. We must begin work right away to keep this down time as short as possible. We also wish to find the solution that will hopefully prevent this terrible event from ever happening again. There may be a combination of short and long term plans to achieve that goal, but it will be a community effort.
Your concern and efforts to spread the word to people is very much appreciated. Check the Friends Website for updates on how the community is working to keep the libraries down-time as short as possible.