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Forsyth County News
The name for a planned fourth library branch was among topics discussed at Monday night’s Forsyth County Public Library Board meeting.

Board members voted 4-0 to name the building in west Forsyth the Post Road Public Library. The facility is slated to open in 2013.

Members also discussed the opening of Hampton Park Public Library in north Forsyth, which is scheduled to open early next year as the system’s third branch.

The board is seeking approval from the Forsyth County commission for a proposed $670,634 increase in the library’s 2010 budget.

Library staff say these funds are needed in order to operate the Hampton Park Library, though cutting branch hours may also be necessary. Existing staff and some new hires could operate the site.

Library Director Jon McDaniel said county officials are “not going to guarantee we get any money until theoretically December 2009.”

“Their concern is whether the revenue collections will get worse or improve,” McDaniel said. “They want to take as much time before they sign off on a 2010 budget as they can, get a better picture of what the future looks like.”