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Landmark Denver library threatened by city budget ax

DENVER — Tiny and historic Byers Library, designed to serve local children, has been targeted for closing, a victim of the city's $120 million budget gap. Facing mounting odds, District 5 Councilwoman Judy Montero and residents of neighborhoods surrounding the library have said they are determined to fight to extend the library's 91-year run. But their little movement received a shot in the arm when on Friday the federal government announced funding for a neighborhood redevelopment project where planners have eyed a future library development.