Maywood library to reopen after bank extension

Maywood Public Library reopens on Tuesday after a two-week closure over operating costs.

November 9, 2013 8:03:15 PM PST
Maywood Public Library reopens on Tuesday after a two-week closure over operating costs.

Library officials blame the closure on falling tax revenue.

Saturday, a state official said Seaway Bank has given Maywood library a one-year extension on the $517,000 the library owes the bank.

"Seaway Bank has also approved a loan of $150,000, secured by the lot right next door here to the library," said State Representative Chris Welch (7th District). "That infusion of $150,000 will allow the library to open on Tuesday."

Welch has appointed an advisory committee to work with the Maywood Library Board to make recommendations to keep the library open.