I look forward eagerly to the opening of our new Summerland Public Library building. It’s location will certainly add to the vitality of our downtown shopping area. And on a purely selfish note, its new location makes my usual pedestrian circuit of coffee shop, hardware store, hospital auxiliary, post office, grocery store, video store and library even more convenient.
Public libraries are truly the most democratic institutions in our society. Absolutely everyone is welcome through their doors, irrespective of age, color, religion, dress, nationality and place of residence. As a municipal taxpayer, I consider the services I get from our library to be a real bargain. The interlibrary loan service is a great benefit to my research interests.
I’ve been trying hard to come up with something I’m going to miss about the old library building, but I’ve drawn a complete blank. So bring it on, SPL.