MA Library will not privatize

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 08:44

The Tewksbury Advocate - Concord,MA - Reports The one place in town you can visit Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer and Lord Byron — as well as master the art of Tae Kwon Do — will continue to remain public.

Three months after the town’s Financial Planning Task Force entrusted the Tewksbury Public Library’s Board of Trustees to investigate the benefits of privatizing the town’s public library, the trustees concluded they cannot support a decision to privatize the library.

“It is certainly not the best interests of the taxpayer to hire a company that holds a monopoly on any particular service,” the Trustees wrote in their letter.