Updated Friday, 10:26 p.m.
Last year when a citizen task force plotted ways to save neighborhood libraries and expand hours at regional libraries, one of the unfinished discussion topics was the future of the Main Library in downtown Charlotte. On Thursday, Mecklenburg County Manager Harry Jones and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library CEO Vick Phillips announced the appointment of a new task force, to “explore possibilities” for the downtown branch.
The task force had been proposed by the Future of the Library Task Force. Davidson Commissioner Connie Wessner was a member of that group, representing Mecklenburg County’s towns. On Friday, she said:
I’m happy to see that the process that the original task force began is moving forward as we’d recommended. I’m also delighted to see that a representative from the towns has a seat at the table. I served with Carol Hull on the Future of the Library task Force and have a great deal of respect for her. She is very capable of representing the perspectives of the system’s small libraries and articulating their relationship to the Main Branch and the system as a whole.
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