War of words over Shutesbury library plan
Tiny town split by projected cost
At 900 square feet, the one-room public library in this rural town near Amherst is so small it must close to the public in order to hold story hour. Yet somehow, it has sparked enormous ire among residents, who split dead even on a plan to raise taxes to build a replacement. Proponents are trying to raise a million dollars by June with the help of a homemade video that has been spurring donations from around the globe.