To The Daily Sun,
The Gilmanton Year-Round Library has become enmeshed in the lives of our residents in a way that makes it indispensable. It is not just a random collection of books — it's become, not a luxury, but an integral part of our community. Your library is a valued town partner, providing valuable free tools and resources to help residents of all ages and backgrounds.
I strongly feel that a library outranks any other service a community can do to benefit its people, and while I won't pretend to be ignorant about making hard decisions in dispersing public funds, neither should taxpayers pretend to be surprised when their library is forced to close. Financing the library is a small price to pay compared to what we'd be losing.
As our community faces the challenges and uncertainty of these times, the GYRLA has become a constant that we can count on. It is incumbent on the voters of Gilmanton to make it a priority that the library remains open and ready to be of service to all.
I encourage anyone who has not visited the library to stop in and view the historic building, what it has to offer, and speak to the wonderful staff. Don't base your vote on rumors and innuendo, but on your personnel observations and facts.
The health of our community, awareness of our history and our concern for the future, can all be tested by how well we support our library.
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