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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