Children’s library deserves better
The Montreal Children’s Library, due to lack of funding, is being forced to close its branches in Little Burgundy and Shaughnessy Village.
I am outraged the city and other levels of government are not stepping forward to save these outlets. I am equally appalled that while we are ready to spend millions of dollars to light a bridge, on granite tree stumps and even a gazebo, we cannot find sufficient money to fund a library that is vital to any community and which promotes and creates a love of literature.
One of the complaints against some of the projects planned for Montreal’s 375th anniversary next year is they will not have a lasting effect. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate a birthday than to invest in our future, in children and our communities.
Diverse and unique neighbourhoods help make Montreal a wonderful city. Libraries can only make our communities stronger. Jimmy Zoubris, Montreal