Voters at Manchester’s town meeting have approved spending almost $200,000 to help run a new library that’s set to open later this year.
Manchester held the municipal portion of its town meeting on Saturday. The library’s funding request was one of the most hotly debated items on the ballot.
The multimillion dollar building project is financed through private donations. Library trustees said the town appropriation -- a $44,000 increase over the previous three years -- would keep the library open six days a week instead of five and increase staff hours.