Northside Library's Relocation Raises...

Northside Library's Relocation Raises Concerns

There are 14 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 30, 2013, titled Northside Library's Relocation Raises Concerns. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Albemarle County's Northside Library is officially moving to a new location within the next year.

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Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#1 May 2, 2013
Well, duh. Of course the county treats private businesses like crap and will ignore the same requirements when developing their own projects. That's par for course when it comes to government bureaucracy.
Jim Beam

Richmond, VA

#2 May 2, 2013
A library provides a greater benefit to the people than a hotel. Put the hotels out on the main drag and away from residential areas.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#3 May 2, 2013
Bicycles and pedestrians? I think not. 11 million bucks? What the heck are they building? How many decades will it take to get a return on that? I'm all for librarys but the price tag here is rediculous. Why, I could build a firehouse and buy million dollar boy toys for that much.
Hoo_s talking

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 2, 2013
Yes patrons do take the bus out to Northside currently. Now that option may be removed if the City does not want to rework the 5 route again.
jogger

Farmville, VA

#5 May 2, 2013
more wasted taxpayer money for a repository for outdated and useless information....haven't the BOS'ers heard of the internet....No more money for libraries ever...they are obsolete...and outdated...
Good Point

Charlottesville, VA

#6 May 2, 2013
Hoo_s talking wrote:
Yes patrons do take the bus out to Northside currently. Now that option may be removed if the City does not want to rework the 5 route again.
But doesn't #5 Route go onto West Rio and down Four Seasons Drive?
oh really

Washington, DC

#7 May 2, 2013
Libraries are socialism, authors are required to sell books to libraries, and then the books are lent out, with no compensation to the author.
native

Wirtz, VA

#8 May 2, 2013
Good Point wrote:
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But doesn't #5 Route go onto West Rio and down Four Seasons Drive?
But this is closer to 29, across from the PapaJohns. doesn't stop this far down on Rio
marcus

Charlottesville, VA

#9 May 3, 2013
sez you wrote:
Bicycles and pedestrians? I think not. 11 million bucks? What the heck are they building? How many decades will it take to get a return on that? I'm all for librarys but the price tag here is rediculous. Why, I could build a firehouse and buy million dollar boy toys for that much.
You may want to review your cost(s) on building a firehouse...The fire house the county put up near the airport and the city's new station on Fontaine are each .more than this new library.
jogger

Farmville, VA

#10 May 3, 2013
marcus, next time you have a fire I'll spend a book right over....then perhaps you will see which government service has more value for the buck.... libraries are a total waste of taxpayer monies...
Martha

Johnson City, TN

#11 May 3, 2013
They should consider foot and bicycle patrons. They need access to library services most of all. A well educated populace is an important priority! What percentage of Northside Library patrons now come there on foot or bicycle?
hmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#12 May 3, 2013
sez you wrote:
Bicycles and pedestrians? I think not. 11 million bucks? What the heck are they building? How many decades will it take to get a return on that? I'm all for librarys but the price tag here is rediculous. Why, I could build a firehouse and buy million dollar boy toys for that much.
It's funny you mention that, as there has been talk the county will be placing ambulances at the location as well.
Fat Head

Charlottesville, VA

#13 May 3, 2013
jogger wrote:
more wasted taxpayer money for a repository for outdated and useless information....haven't the BOS'ers heard of the internet....No more money for libraries ever...they are obsolete...and outdated...
For some people, the Library IS their Internet connection.

The merits of electronic media versus print media could be debated ad nauseum. However, for some of us, especially those of us who deal with computers all day, the preference is to have a real, physical book in hand.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#14 May 3, 2013
hmmm wrote:
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It's funny you mention that, as there has been talk the county will be placing ambulances at the location as well.
That in itself is a great idea, long in coming. Maybe then those in need will get what they need faster. We have a an overabundance of million dollar boy toys all over town and not enough rescue vehicles, why is that? As a past mayor once told me, personally, politics.

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