Essex Town Council is embarking on a highly-concerning new plan to extend library hours without any staff present at the McGregor branch.
The so-called ‘staffless’ libraries compromise quality, safety and accessibility for members of the community. Library workers are essential to community-building by delivering programs and serving diverse patrons. They perform a range of skilled jobs such as conducting research and organizing library resources, to teaching patrons how to access technology and mediating library environments to keep community members safe.
The town council’s plan appears to be designed to save costs at the expense of diminishing the quality of a vital public service.
Send a message using the form on this page to the Essex County Town Council and Library Board: no to staffless libraries!