I am dismayed that some Pinehurst Village Council members are questioning the results of the library consultant’s preliminary report on library needs. The report has provided the council with the public’s desires for a library.

The Given Memorial Library has underserved the community for years now. It doesn’t take much to see that; just step inside.

The council must be aware of the constraints that Given/Tufts executive director Audrey Moriarty has had to deal with. If the new community center can provide space for meetings and programs, then let’s look at what we really need in terms of space for the library and what location options we have.

Let’s determine what additional staffing is needed, and plan for it. The Pinehurst Village Council needs to take responsibility for providing its residents better library services.

I, along with many others, have been waiting years to see improvement in the library’s size, collection, hours and programs. Let’s hope the current council will not disregard the residents’ input, and instead finally come up with a plan.

Jeanie Riordan, Pinehurst

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Kent Misegades

I’ve stepped inside. It is an attractive, quaint and historic facility. I wouldn’t change a thing. If citizens think they need a larger one, why not raise private funds and build it without using tax dollars? Run it using volunteers or charge a membership fee to cover the costs. Why does it have to expand the size and cost of government?

Dan Roman

Because it provides a valuable and necessary service to the public: ie those normal citizens those who aren't so blinded by their own ideology and ignorance that they can't understand that simple fact.

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