Updated March 20, 2013: The Seneca branch of the Neosho-Newton County Library will remain open at least until December. The library board made the decision Tuesday night.
The branch was originally set to close last November but thanks to petitions from residents the closing date for the library was extended to June.
The board also created the Seneca Library Foundation which will look into ways to keep the library open and present findings to the board each month.
Posted October 23, 2012: The Neosho-Newton County, Missouri Library was scheduled to close November 1 because of financial constraints.
But, thanks to petitions from residents, the branch will remain open until June 30 while library board members say they hope to find a way to keep the branch open after that date.
A committee made up of city and library officials and residents from Neosho and Seneca has been established to look at options for keeping the library open.
Earlier this year Newton County voters rejected a proposed increase from a $0.10 cent to $0.15 cent levy that would have raised nearly $7 million annually for the county library system.