Yelm Community Blog reader Jean Handley wrote the following letter regarding the burden of the Yelm Library condo purchase, with September being proclaimed Library Awareness Month by Mayor Ron Harding.
Published here with permission:
“Library Awareness Month Mr. Mayor, should begin by opening up not a book from the library shelf, but the conversations, negotiations and ledgers that exist swirling around the future of this local institution.
We celebrate libraries because when a patron opens a book; they open their minds.
The parties surrounding this issue should take a lesson and engage in transparency so we can all become more aware.”
In other Library news:
A benefit will be held to reduce the cost to the city of the proposed purchase of the current Yelm Library Building:
First Ever Yelm International Battle of the Bands
Saturday, September 17
Yelm City Park
Hiway 507/First Street and Mosman Ave.
Your donations to the library determine the winning act.
Read more from the Facebook page.