At ALA Council on Wednesday, Council passed a resolution that was strongly critical of the Salinas library system closing and written by Michael McGrorty. Eventually the resolution in its final form will be online, in the meantime, the situation in Salinas is still looking pretty contentious, as are other libraries getting severely reduced hours such as the ones in Philadelphia.
Councilman Sergio Sanchez, who cast the lone vote of opposition to the libraries’ closure, said Salinas residents should practice civil disobedience and physically take over the city’s three library branches to keep them from closing. “We got to prepare for another fight,” Sanchez said. The libraries are scheduled to close this spring, sometime before June 17, the last day library employees can work.