To The Daily Sun,
I opened the paper (Thursday) and found a letter from Mr. Richard Juve, and I was thrilled. It has been a long time since I've seen correspondence to the paper from him, and I didn't know how much I missed him until I saw his latest missive.
Mr. Juve wrote about the situation surrounding the Meredith Public Library, and as usual, I agreed with him 100 percent. I'm not sure just how much "extra space" is needed at the library, but I do know that moving it from its current location would be a huge mistake.
The library is part of our downtown. It's easily accessible to everyone. The building is beautiful and it's on the National Historic Register. Why would anyone want to abandon that beautiful building for some one-story, sterile, cement box, located miles from downtown? That's totally ridiculous.
I would really like to see truthful, accurate details, explaining the "need" for expansion of the library. If it truly does need to be expanded, then why not add on to the current building, as was done the last time additional space was needed?
There are several options to consider in order to keep our library where it is and more importantly, what it is. Mr. Juve was correct when he stated that there have been many, many changes to the town of Meredith in recent years. And not all of them have been good. I've been a resident of Meredith for my entire life, and it saddens me to see the changes made, and how they've affected the town. I think abandoning our library is a terrible idea and I hope like heck it doesn't happen.
And by the way, welcome back Mr. Juve!
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