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Brown County, Wisconsin, officials reached a last-minute compromise June 17 that will prevent a weeklong shutdown of the county's nine library branches and bookmobile this fall. Library officials, the county executive, and the county administrator agreed to cover the necessary $62,800 with $15,000 from the library's acquisitions budget and the rest from unspent salary funds due to vacant positions.
"We've come to a good understanding," said County Executive Carol Kelso in the June 17 Green Bay Press-Gazette. "But I think that this has to be understood as a short-term fix."
Before the deal was announced, the library board had voted unanimously June 2 to ask …