It’s been more than two months since the trustees of the Boston Public Library voted to shutter four branches and cut jobs to make up for a shortfall in the upcoming budget.


But today the trustees will convene during a special meeting they called after city councilors pressed them to rethink options for potentially keeping the branches open.


“We have reason to be optimistic,” said Brandon Abbs, founder of a grassroots effort to save branches.


A library spokeswoman was less optimistic and said there was no news on a reprieve for the branches or any budget change. But the agenda includes a review of the proposed budget.