I also have questions regarding the library needing space. In this day and age, do we even need a library?
I also have questions regarding the library needing space. In this day and age, do we even need a library? All books are available online including the good ones that have been censored like Huckleberry Finn. We live in a digital age and the book is coming to an end. Why do we need a huge amount of space to store so many obsolete items. If you need information on an issue or just directions on how too, Google will show you how, where and when.
Did you know that Google servers hold the entire knowledgebase of humankind? Need a good book to read? Try www.gutenberg. org. There are literally millions of books on this site all free and not one tree had to die. I say scrap the library shred the books for recycling and use a newly vacated room for space for social meet ups and movie nights for the kiddies.
These activities, I believe are a heck of a lot more important than a good book.
Everyone knows that paying rent is money you will never see again. Why flush our hardearned tax dollars down the tubes for such an antiquated technology when a device on your lap will do nicely? Think about it, $36,000, which is equal to one year's rent at the provincial building, would buy an E-reader for every person in this town with loads left over.
Maybe this amount could be used to, I don't know say, put a roof on our pool? Hire a lifeguard maybe? At least the pool is something that would get used.