It’s obvious our Pinehurst library has long overgrown itself, and with the questions on what to do about it.

My thoughts would be to build a new library to the right side of the current police department and across the street from the Village Hall. The land is village owned, it is closer to where families will be, and the school is within walking distance.

Leaving the Tufts Archives to take over the current library location would leave the Archives room to expand and display all the wonderful history, and to continue history preservation. Much of this unseen history is now kept in a damp basement. Also, the Archives will remain right next to the “rock” that marks the center of Pinehurst.

The library serves many ages, families and school-hosted functions, whereas the Archives serves a smaller audience, thus reducing the need for large amounts of parking as compared with parking needs for the library.

There will need to be give-and-take to remedy this issue, but looking at a broader picture, placing the library near the village hall is a win-win.

The village has a vision, and that should be revered and instituted in any project for the future needs of the village. It’s the same as my great-great-grandfather, James Walker Tufts, had when he started Pinehurst in 1895. He had a vision for the future of Pinehurst.

Rick Tufts, Aberdeen

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Lynette Crosby

Finally. A fantastic idea!

All good but keep it out of the claws of the government.

Lynette Crosby

Do you have to sprinkle on every parade?

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