Gilmanton library group raises enough...

Gilmanton library group raises enough money to stay open until February

There are 22 comments on the UnionLeader.com story from Jul 9, 2013, titled Gilmanton library group raises enough money to stay open until February. In it, UnionLeader.com reports that:

"The support has been very strong, and I'm very optimistic about the future," said Anne Kirby, the association's president.

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Just say no

Meredith, NH

#1 Jul 19, 2013
Private organization = private funding.
A simple equation that makes good sense.
eezah

Laconia, NH

#2 Jul 19, 2013
Keep up the good work I knew they could raise the money if give a chance..Now to just keep hat pace.
Library Supporter

Center Barnstead, NH

#3 Jul 19, 2013
The GYRL is one of the good things going on in Gilmanton. We don't need the distinction of being the only town in the state without a library.
Bald Eagle

Laconia, NH

#4 Jul 20, 2013
Quit makin a big deal. I'ts just a libary. No one cares
Library Supporter

Center Barnstead, NH

#5 Jul 20, 2013
Just say no wrote:
Private organization = private funding.
A simple equation that makes good sense.
The GYRL is a public library.
eezah

Laconia, NH

#6 Jul 20, 2013
Tell me about the Alton Library in town. I used to go there years ago, and in fact donated money , ad was assured that It would remain open to me for life, a I was a contributer, Illness set in and I couldn't get there for several years, and now they wont honor the 'deal' Is that a 'public' Library?
I would say Gilmanton year round isn't puvlic er say but is open to the public. but not owned by the taxpayers so no it isn't public. anymore than shaws or wal mart is.
Perhaps f they had turned it over t the towns people More people would support the taxes for it.But for now Im ok with making my donations
Just say no

Meredith, NH

#7 Jul 21, 2013
Library Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
The GYRL is a public library.
It is a private organization.
The public had NO input on design, board members, or any other aspect of it's operation.
As a PRIVATELY owned and operated entity, it should not receive public money.

The we can also get into the lies about how they would NEVER go to the town for money....That was the promise given when they were looking for construction donations.

A private club for a select few wanna-be someones.

SB2 rocks! Just say no.
Bald Eagle

Laconia, NH

#8 Jul 21, 2013
WHO CARES! Just a libary! There are better libaries around with a biggger selection. Go to the Alton one, Close to Gilmanton, I go to the Laconia one myself near Veterns Sq. Why do people make such a big deal over little things? Calm down a little people.
KING KONG

Laconia, NH

#9 Jul 21, 2013
ho hum.
Concerned

Burnt Hills, NY

#10 Sep 7, 2013
The 'just say no to the GYRL' people should learn how to spell in their posts. Had they spent more time in a library or in school, they would have not shown their ignorance with misspellings.
Ignorance isn't bliss, it's just ignorance.
The GYRL is a wonderful Gilmanton resource!
Bald Eagle

Laconia, NH

#11 Sep 10, 2013
CLOSE IT!
CLOSE THE LIBRARY

Henniker, NH

#12 Oct 11, 2013
CLOSE TE LIBRARY
Bald Eagle

Henniker, NH

#13 Oct 12, 2013
CLOSE THE LIBRARY wrote:
CLOSE TE LIBRARY
Again, ANOTHER Warner-ite found the Gilmanton forum. Probably the same person that wrote in the evicted from Hannaford Parking lot forum. Are you trying to impersonate me?
Stevey

Laconia, NH

#14 Oct 16, 2013
In a recent 'Letter to editor" in the Laconia Daily Sun dated October 16rh 2013
http://www.laconiadailysun.com/
A writer states that the Library will be able to stay open till the March voting.GOOD NEWS.
If your 'for' or 'against' the library, and it shouldn't that your for or against. It should be your for public tax dollars going to support it or its your against private money going to support. And either way it is a personal choice to give money to a 'private' entity.Such as the Skating Rink in Laconia. People voted to give money to that.
Two things come to mind here. First is ,and I say this not knowing just where or how much donations were made to keep it open.but One could realize that maybe it can run without tax dollars.After all for 365 days this has been proven.Or possible they could take less tax dollars, and depend more on the donations as well.either way its now proven that the Library wont close the day after the funding was turned down (2013).....
Also interesting how this 'news' was reported in a Letter to Editor and not an actual news article.Again Im at a loss to the facts but seems like this should have been a news worthy article more so that a letter to the editor.More people would have seen it.
Either way Im happy they were able to get donations to support it and will remain open.I just wonder if there is a way to continue this 'partnership' without tax support.After all we have seen it work with PBS...
wowza

Gilford, NH

#15 Oct 16, 2013
Open up the books - open up the board to elected representation and then it can AND SHOULD be funded with public tax dollars.

Keep it the pet project of the elite and it CAN and SHOULD stay a private organization without mandated funding of the tax payers.

OH - and also - could we just be a bit realistic and maybe look at all of the library resources we have in town and maybe perhaps consolidate them to possibly save $$ as well? Just sayin
For The Taxpayer

Laconia, NH

#16 Oct 17, 2013
wowza wrote:
Open up the books - open up the board to elected representation and then it can AND SHOULD be funded with public tax dollars.
Keep it the pet project of the elite and it CAN and SHOULD stay a private organization without mandated funding of the tax payers.
OH - and also - could we just be a bit realistic and maybe look at all of the library resources we have in town and maybe perhaps consolidate them to possibly save $$ as well? Just sayin
Couldn't agree with you more. If the town and the school really wanted to end this mess, I think it would be do-able if resources were consolidated and agreements were made using your suggestions. Shut down the little school library (along the two town pt libraries) and build a tunnel from the school for the kids.
Nick

Center Barnstead, NH

#17 Oct 21, 2013
There are a couple of issues with your suggestions. First the town and the school are separate entities. The school does not give up anything even when they have over $500K left over as they have had for the last 3 years. Second closing the other two libraries would not have a monetary impact since their budgets are very small. Third since Rt 140 is a state road and the state has already vetoed a cross walk there, a tunnel would be out of the question.
Taaaxpayer

Gilford, NH

#18 Oct 22, 2013
Private, private, private! The GYRL is still a private organization. What is wrong with having the people who want to use the library pay for the library? I don't use it, I will never use it and I don't want to pay for it. These Obama supporters are trying to shove a library down our throat just as he is shoving the unaffordable care act up our a**. Just keep fund raising and you will keep your library going. The taxpayers do not want to pay for it which should have been made clear by the vote last March. NO !
Bald Eagle

Henniker, NH

#19 Oct 23, 2013
Like I said, Private organization. Who cares if they close or not. Don't care if Gilmanton is the only town without a year-round library. The Liberals like Anne Kirby have nothing better to do but be townees that make big deals over small things. Can these liberals stop worrying so much over a library? CLOSE THE LIBRARY! I DONT CARE ANNE KIRBY! THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE, LIKE PRIVATE ORGINIATONS CLOSE! LIBRARYS CLOSE TOO YA KNOW! CLOSE IT CLOSE IT CLOSE IT!!!
Bald Eagle

Henniker, NH

#20 Oct 23, 2013
Taaaxpayer wrote:
Private, private, private! The GYRL is still a private organization. What is wrong with having the people who want to use the library pay for the library? I don't use it, I will never use it and I don't want to pay for it. These Obama supporters are trying to shove a library down our throat just as he is shoving the unaffordable care act up our a**. Just keep fund raising and you will keep your library going. The taxpayers do not want to pay for it which should have been made clear by the vote last March. NO !
AGREED! TOO MANY OBAMA LOVERS IN DEMOCRATIC GILMANTON. THE LIBRELS HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO. SO THEY JUST MAKE BIG DEALS AND FITS. I WAS SICK OF RECIEVING PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS ABOUT THE LIBRARY SO I MOVED FAR FROM GILMANTON. IF THE LIBRARY CLOSES, NOBODY CARES. I DONT USE IT. I AND PROBABLY MORE PEOPLE ARE SICK OF PAYING HIGH TAXES TO KEEP AN EVERYDAY LIBRARY OPEN. CAN THESE CLUELESS FREAKS FIND ANY THING BETTER TO DO.

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