Library pricetag annoys resident

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sam

Hawkesbury, Canada

#1 Jan 19, 2013
Library pricetag annoys resident
(This letter was originally sent to Councillor Bryan Lewis. A copy was made available for publication).
Hi Bryan,
I was very interested in your comments in today’s (Jan. 10) Independent & Free Press (Lewis wants the status quo for library hours of operation.)
I was recently asked to donate some money to the library (they are looking for something like $1 million in donations), and after spending approx $14 million of taxpayers’ money, I was somewhat shocked and annoyed.
I was never against a modest improvement to the library, but when the Town is seeking funds for an addition to the hospital (the first addition in over 30 years that I have lived here) and extra ice facilities,(because of the huge increase in population), I feel that the library price tag was way more than we needed to spend.
Ms.(Jane) Diamanti (Director of Library Services) is a superb saleswoman but needs to be challenged on every one of her requests for more town money!
Poll

Elora, Canada

#2 Jan 19, 2013
Will you be more inclined to use the Georgetown library now that it has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation ?

• Yes. The new library offers more for me (59%, 33 Votes)

• No. Libraries are outdated institutions (41%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 56

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