Hopefully, we will be hearing soon from Mayor Harding on the city’s plans for the future of the Yelm Library.
With a little over a year until the lease is up in the current facility, the city will have to share with the public all of their efforts to secure the library’s future in Yelm, whether at the current facility in some breakthrough rental deal, the former Police Station structure or some other option.
In the meantime, this writer’s wife wrote a rare Letter to the Editor to the Nisqually Valley News on the distortions of what has been written by former Nisqually Valley News reporter, most recent City of Yelm Community and Government Relations Coordinator (whose position was eliminated in 2009 during the city’s cost-cutting) & Friends of the Yelm Library official Cindy Teixeira.
“Our library is about to shrink down considerably, as Mayor Harding has publicly stated. His comment that the library should be of a size to only serve City of Yelm residents ignores the fact that property tax-payers
outside of Yelm contribute a large percentage to fund Yelm’s library.
Some serious people stepped up in a significant way long-ago & asked about the future of a public library building, years AHEAD of the ending of the 2011 lease. Cindy Teixeira’s letter last week unintelligently attacked those that stepped forward…
We all want a library here.”
CLICK HERE for the full text of Klein’s letter, used here with permission.