Given up? not on your life. We have taken some time to regroup. What was made clear by the DeKalb County commissioners is the voice of library leaders isn't what they want to hear. What will convince commissioners, I believe, is the loud and repeated voice ofs people living in unserved areas. In late 2007, we intend to take another run at it, but this time with more direct input from citizens to the commissioners.
As for working through individual townships, dkurtz is right in suggesting that Jackson Township is the likeliest place to begin. Not so where I live in Wilmington Township. Presented with a scientific poll several years ago that showed a majority of residents in Wilmington wanted library service, one advisory board members said, "I don't care if the majority wants it or not, I'm still against it."
That sort of recalcitrance can only be dealt with at the ballot box. Given the advisory board's refusal to acceed to their constituent's wishes, and the Wilmington Township Trustee's embarrassing behavior at the December 18th meeting, I suspect the next election will see a major house cleaning in our township. After that, who knows . . .