On Monday, a letter from Interim State Librarian Jennifer Nelson was sent to Lyon County Board Chairman Rick Anderson, Plum Creek Director Mark Ranum and Plum Creek Board Chairman Jim Schmidt.
"The state is very clear about counties being mandated into regional library systems," Ranum
said this week.
Because of this, Ranum
said, it was surprising Lyon County
went ahead with the decision to withdraw.
Ranum serves as the director of the Pioneerland system, as well as Plum Creek.
If Lyon County
does leave Plum Creek
said, it's also not clear how it would affect the Marshall-Lyon County Library
The library currently receives funding from both the county and the city of Marshall.
After the Lyon County Board
announced its intent to leave Plum Creek
last week, Ranum
told the directors of the Minneota and Tracy public libraries that they would not be affected by Lyon County's decision.
Ranum said it might still be possible for the Plum Creek board to come to a resolution with Marshall-Lyon County, but he noted that board had been trying to reach that resolution for three years already.
"I'm always hopeful that something can be worked out so people in the region get full access to the library system," Ranum