New York: The Huffington Post Online, June 25th 2010.
"As petitions were signed, one opinion dominated --- not one person supported closing the library. People were united, a rarity in local politics; the library needed to stay open. The politicians couldn't miss that message, and so, on the subsequent council vote, only one councilman opposed keeping the library open. In the end, there were negotiations with other municipal workers and give-and-take on many sides. The library remained open. The mayor said he had received an education on what a library means to people."