Dalkeith is the most ac­tive branch

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

The Edi­tor, The Stor­mont-Dun­das-Glen­garry Coun­ties Li­brary has a staff of nine. There are 19 li­braries in the sys­tem. The pop­u­la­tion of the coun­ties is around 65,000. In my opin­ion, the num­ber of SDG card car­ry­ing li­brary pa­trons is al­most a very neg­li­gi­ble per­cent­age of that 65,000. The li­brary board bud­get is $2 mil­lion. Li­brary branch closures are im­mi­nent.

Is it pos­si­ble a $2 mil­lion bud­get does not suf­fice to get the job done prop­erly?

Is it pos­si­ble the Coun­ties Li­brary is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a short­fall in man­ag­ing the Dalkeith Li­brary, Dalkeith be­ing the most ac­tive of the three li­braries slated for clo­sure?

If a short­fall ac­tu­ally ex­ists, what type of a levy would be re­quired and ad­min­is­tered by whom so that Dalkeith Li­brary could re­main open? Money talks.

On­tario and Canada have just come out with a slate of new grants in hon­our of Canada’s 150th anniversar­y. There's money there.

In April, Dalkeith pa­trons said, “Hands off the Dalkeith Li­brary.” Guess what, Li­brary Board? Four months later, the mes­sage has not changed. Let’s do what it takes to keep Dalkeith Li­brary open ad eter­num.

Frances Fraser, Dalkeith

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