Letter writer: East Asheville Library needs more space, improvements

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The East Asheville Library needs a larger, improved children’s room. As things stand now, the area for children is opposite the checkout desk, which is right beside the computers.

When people are trying to use the computers, they are distracted by the noise of the children’s programs and the activity of the front desk. This presents problems, not just for the adults throughout the small library, but for the children, too, whose parents feel they must they must continually shush them up.

More space in the library would provide a useful separation between the spaces designated for children and adults. East Asheville Library used to have access to the community center next door for children’s programs. Now the city has leased out the space to a local nonprofit, leaving the library and the community without space for programs or meetings.

An accessible community room, which the East Asheville Library currently does not have, would provide a welcome space for story hours and other children’s events, not to mention its benefit for adult activities, as well.

— RoseLynn Katz


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2 thoughts on “Letter writer: East Asheville Library needs more space, improvements

  1. ApePeeD

    That’s what you get when you don’t vote. Crappy education systems and municipal leaders that ignore you. VOTE, even if it means blindly pulling a lever.

    • Lulz

      Vote for who? The deck is stacked against people who are not in the cliques associated with the cronies. Locally, this government does not represent me, does nothing for me, and expects me to finance it the lives of brewers and non-profits LOL. Why would people expect things to change when people can simply vote themselves more money and condemn those that are tired of paying it with an accomplice in the media to push it along lulz? It’s not and won’t until the well runs dry.

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