Council pressing for delay on library closures

Members of the City Council are pressing for a one-year delay of library closures, City Councillor Maureen Feeney said this week. Feeney, attending a May 5 meeting of library closure opponents from across the city, said councilors had been in talks with the Menino administration about the delay.

Boston Public Library trustees voted last month to close four branches, including one in Lower Mills. Since then, opponents of the plan have launched a campaign to save the libraries in their respective neighborhoods.

The group plans to pack a City Council hearing on the library system's budget on June 3 in City Hall.