Closing libraries hurts literacy, the environment

News Feb 28, 2008 Flamborough Review

We are considering conserving energy and pushing literacy - would you be aware of it when our small local libraries are to be closed?

I will no longer be close enough to walk to the library, which I find very satisfactory in its present site. It is not wheelchair accessible.

When the Rockton library is closed, it will mean driving to Lynden, which will be accessible. Leaving Rockton open would mean less traveling for a majority of people.

As to users being made aware of a public meeting, I feel it was very poorly done. The facts we were told at the meeting and the methods used to identify users' residence was very inaccurate - as we all know that using rural routes as a guide tells nothing as to a person's location.

This is just another stab at taking the heart out of our small community - is bigger better?

I care about the library closing. Do you?

Dorothy Kuik, Rockton

Closing libraries hurts literacy, the environment

News Feb 28, 2008 Flamborough Review

We are considering conserving energy and pushing literacy - would you be aware of it when our small local libraries are to be closed?

I will no longer be close enough to walk to the library, which I find very satisfactory in its present site. It is not wheelchair accessible.

When the Rockton library is closed, it will mean driving to Lynden, which will be accessible. Leaving Rockton open would mean less traveling for a majority of people.

As to users being made aware of a public meeting, I feel it was very poorly done. The facts we were told at the meeting and the methods used to identify users' residence was very inaccurate - as we all know that using rural routes as a guide tells nothing as to a person's location.

This is just another stab at taking the heart out of our small community - is bigger better?

I care about the library closing. Do you?

Dorothy Kuik, Rockton

Closing libraries hurts literacy, the environment

News Feb 28, 2008 Flamborough Review

We are considering conserving energy and pushing literacy - would you be aware of it when our small local libraries are to be closed?

I will no longer be close enough to walk to the library, which I find very satisfactory in its present site. It is not wheelchair accessible.

When the Rockton library is closed, it will mean driving to Lynden, which will be accessible. Leaving Rockton open would mean less traveling for a majority of people.

As to users being made aware of a public meeting, I feel it was very poorly done. The facts we were told at the meeting and the methods used to identify users' residence was very inaccurate - as we all know that using rural routes as a guide tells nothing as to a person's location.

This is just another stab at taking the heart out of our small community - is bigger better?

I care about the library closing. Do you?

Dorothy Kuik, Rockton