Bring back the automatic doors at Pack Library

The recent renovation of Pack Memorial Library makes access to the library more difficult for many of its patrons.  Before the renovation, the right-hand doors at the library's Haywood Street entrance worked automatically. Now all the doors work manually.

While entering the library recently, I was asked by a woman in a wheelchair to hold the doors open for her so she could get in. A mother pushing her baby in a stroller needed my assistance to get out.

No one should have to wait for someone to come along to get in and out of the library. Reinstalling the automatic doors should be a top priority for Pack Memorial Library.

— Saul Chase
Asheville

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