Letter (Web version): Investigate que...

Letter (Web version): Investigate questions about LaGrange library building project

There are 4 comments on the Journal Gazette story from Dec 1, 2009, titled Letter (Web version): Investigate questions about LaGrange library building project. In it, Journal Gazette reports that:

Plans are under way for an addition to the main location of the LaGrange County Public Library.

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Disgusted Citizen

Cordele, GA

#1 Jan 23, 2010
I think it's a disgrace that our tax dollars go to fund a substandard library system. There has been no effort in the last 15 years to provide a true public library. No research resourses, very few best sellers, and very limited topics. It doesn't say much for our county when romance novels and DVDs are the main offering at our public library. It also doesn't say much when the staff and managemnt have no clue how a library should be organized and run. The computer system is a joke, and evidently no one knows how to enter the books into the program in the proper categories. If we are to shovel more money into this library system, we need to have qualified people to manage it and work there. I have seen no evidence that there is even one qualified person on the staff. Smaller areas than ours are able to offer more well rounded and better organized libraries. I'm sure there are some qualified librarians out there who would jump at the chance to help make our library system viable again.
gracie

Coldwater, MI

#2 Jul 19, 2010
Disgusted Citizen wrote:
I think it's a disgrace that our tax dollars go to fund a substandard library system. There has been no effort in the last 15 years to provide a true public library. No research resourses, very few best sellers, and very limited topics. It doesn't say much for our county when romance novels and DVDs are the main offering at our public library. It also doesn't say much when the staff and managemnt have no clue how a library should be organized and run. The computer system is a joke, and evidently no one knows how to enter the books into the program in the proper categories. If we are to shovel more money into this library system, we need to have qualified people to manage it and work there. I have seen no evidence that there is even one qualified person on the staff. Smaller areas than ours are able to offer more well rounded and better organized libraries. I'm sure there are some qualified librarians out there who would jump at the chance to help make our library system viable again.
You know it constantly amazes me. Lagrange will not invest money in much other than new buildings. If we build all kinds of new buildings we cannot afford, maybe all these people will move here. well jobs might be more of a key feature to attracting residents than new buildings. It is very difficult to find any news items, up to date economical articles, even local items such as building codes etc. on the shelves for public viewing. It is a dismal, backward selection of materials. The materials should be updated instead of the building.
gracie

Coldwater, MI

#3 Jul 19, 2010
by the way i am from wolcottville not columbia city.
bill

Sturgis, MI

#4 Jul 26, 2010
welcome to Lagrange Gracie! I have lived my whole life here and this town has not grown 1 bit...opps I am sorry they did run the city limits 1 1/2 miles nw of lagrange...yeppeeee!.

I am afraid to say that it wont change,the leadership here city and county use the good ol'e boy system. We dont hire people for government jobs because of thier qualifacations its because someone knows someone. We need a county admin. to run the county and be over all depts, run it like a business. I am real disappointed in the GOP for not wanting this this is a GOP county, I thought this was one our core issue's. It wont get fixed folks unless we admit theres a problem.

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