JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Library board of trustees operates the public library system. Mayor Alvin Brown asked all city agencies to cut their budgets. The board was asked to cut approximately $2.4 million.
"We need all of libraries," said Sheryl Williams. Williams, a regular user of the San Marco branch, is disappointed.
"When you cut back on library service you make us a second or third tier city," she said.
To cut $2.4 million the library board approved a plan to close six branches; Maxville, Brentwood, San Marco, Willowbranch, University and Beaches.
"I use the computers at the library," said Williams, "I use the San Marco branch."
Williams is poised to fight to save not just the branch she visits, but all six branches that face closure.
"The citizens deserve better than that," she said.