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LETTER: Aurora needs a much improved library for its residents

Published: September 21, 2016 1:00 AM

Aurora Memorial Library is small. I think most, if not all, citizens are fully aware of that.

People under age 60 aren't there anymore. The children's section is tiny; the young adult section is woefully inadequate.

The APL has a bad collection. Every book I've needed through my past 14 years of living here has had to be ordered from another library.

Not to mention, the museum featured there is tiny as well, and I don't think I've ever seen more than two or three other people down there. I know that when I need a book, I tend to go to Aurora's neighboring libraries, like Hudson's or Twinsburg's.

There needs to be change, because our library is heading down the drain. But we can't do this alone. Change won't happen unless we say something, do something. We need to tell officials to increase funding for our library, grow its collection, maybe add study space, and upgrade its computers.

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Please consider balloting for the library. The library is so much more than just that. It offers a place to study, can provide extracurricular activities and increase literacy rates.

As Aurorans, we have so much to be proud of. Our library, however, is not one of them. If the community would like to maintain its position in the arts, education and inclusiveness, a strong library would help to facilitate that.

Mary Novak, Aurora


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