KUDOS TO THE NISQUALLY VALLEY NEWS (NVN) FOR KEEPING THE YELM LIBRARY’S FUTURE IN THE PUBLIC SPOTLIGHT!
In the December 12th NVN edition, the Question of the Week is:
“Do you have any concerns about the future of the Yelm library, as its current lease expires in 2012?”
50% are “very concerned” & 25% are “slightly concerned”, based on respondents answering an online poll.
That’s 75% that has some concern!
This writer raised this very issue in a Letter to the Editor published in the NVN on December 5 saying,
“3. On Nov. 21st, your newspaper quoted Harding on the Yelm Library issue saying,
Building a new library is not an option, said Mayor Ron Harding.
As the end of the lease draws near, Harding said the citys options will be released to the public.
In 2012, Timberland Regional Library no longer splits the library’s rent with Yelm and all rental fees will fall to the city. The rent in the current facility will go up with the new lease, resulting in more than a 100% increase in library expenses all borne by the City of Yelm, because it has not committed to a public library building.
Why is the Mayor waiting until near the end of the lease to share the city’s options? No public building and a very expensive lease to wait 3 more years with no public input could be too late.”
This issue was also thoroughly discussed here on November 26th.
DO YOU WANT THE YELM LIBRARY TO BE A PART OF THE FABRIC OF THIS COMMUNITY BEYOND 2012?