Crossroads Branch stays open if this project passes because your yes vote says the Library as a whole needs more space. Why would we close what is the more space we already have? However, if it doesn’t pass, Crossroads is likely to close. The lease expires September 30, 2014 and we can only extend it so long. Crossroads costs $175,000 to $220,000 per year—taxes which need to be put to making the major update changes in the buildings the Library owns, not rents. Laying off workers, cutting hours of service, eliminating programs like story times will also save money but the most practical approach and the most efficient for long-term operating is to close Crossroads.