The Dacula business group leading the charge to stop the reorganization of the Gwinnett County library system is launching a petition drive.
Chad Parson, president of the Dacula Business Association, said Tuesday the group will send e-mails to thousands of residents across the county to build support for a community- vs. regional-based library system.
“What we want everyone to understand is that it’s no longer a Dacula issue; it’s a countywide issue,” Parson said.
Faced with a 10 percent budget cut in 2010, the Gwinnett County Library Board, by a 3-1 vote, adopted a plan last week to change the county’s neighborhood library model into a regional system, with three regional libraries, nine neighborhood libraries and three computer labs.
The Dacula facility, along with those in Lilburn and Snellville, will be converted to computer labs with no books in stock.
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