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Wayne Post
  • LETTER: We need the new library in Irondequoit

  • It seems as though it will cost a great deal of money to retrofit the existing small and shabby branches, a temporary fix at best. It will cost slightly more to create a new and more functional library on the Town Hall campus.

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    We are new residents in the Town of Irondequoit. The proximity to the park, the lake and the bay are wonderful, and we are very glad to have made the move.
    I recently visited the library on Ridge Road and was shocked. I then read about a proposed new library and have tried to gather a little information. We have attended informational meetings, and there is a good website at www.libraryproposal.com which has a great deal of information.
    It seems as though it will cost a great deal of money to retrofit the existing small and shabby branches, a temporary fix at best. It will cost slightly more to create a new and more functional library on the Town Hall campus. The library is a critical component to quality of life. We need this! In a recent article in the magazine published by the University of Rochester, the new dean of libraries is quoted as saying that in the 21st century libraries will be “spaces of convergence." This is as true for community libraries as for academic libraries.
    Democracy depends on well informed citizenry. I urge each resident to seek information online and in person and then to make an informed decision to vote in favor of the free flow of information!
    Vote on April 23 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    SUSAN KRAMARSKY
    Irondequoit
     
     
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