Joshua Morrison/News John Chidester, standing, director of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, talks about the library’s relationship with the village of Danville during an hour-long discussion  regarding the future of the village municipal building during Monday’s Village Council meeting.

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John Chidester, standing, director of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, talks about the library’s relationship with the village of Danville during an hour-long discussion regarding the future of the village municipal building during Monday’s Village Council meeting. Request this photo

 

“There’s been a rumor going around that we’re going to close the library. That’s not the case. We’ve never talked about that. Just the opposite. We want the library to be the biggest, most modern one it can be.”

Bob Dile, Danville Mayor

 

DANVILLE — Danville residents showed up in full force Monday to show their support for the local branch of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

And now, a committee is being formed to explore any and all options available to find a new home for it.

More than 40 people came to Monday’s Village Council meeting after talk spread that village officials were discussing the possibility of closing the library. Mayor Bob Dile addressed the concerned citizens as he opened the council meeting by declaring that wasn’t the case — that the village was just looking for a solution to the overcrowding at the municipal building and moving the library to another building in town was one of the options they explored.

 

Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or fmain@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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