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I have read various letters online and in print form to your letter from Francesca Duchamp about the Pollock Pines Library.
I have such opposite opinions about this library that I feel it is crucial to give my positive input.
I’ve visited and checked out items from this wondrous, well-stocked little library for years. And I will say, it looked a bit neglected. It is after all, over 50 years old.
I have been charmed and encouraged by the loving improvements to our “gem” over the last couple of years. I’ve sat, relaxed and read in the comfy readying area, newly added a year or so ago. (And kids seem to really love the stuffed chair, too.) I marveled at the replacement of the sad, worn, old carpet. The place smells and looks cleaner and neater. Everything seems better organized, easier to find.
I love the colorful and happy mural on the outside of the library on a wall that had been peeling before; it always makes me smile when I drive into the parking lot. I feel welcomed.
To attack a caring and productive group of people who made these improvements is incomprehensible. These improvements show a common sense approach to a small, aging facility for which there is no budget to replace. They show love and honor and respect.
The two librarians amaze me in their respectfulness, friendliness and competence. I thank them for being there.
I love to see the children’s joy, enrichment and massive quantities of books they and their parents carry out. l’ve been there a couple times when the staff was holding special kids’ events, and I joined right in: what fun. I saw llamas, and other animals, and enjoyed their summertime ice cream.
This is a small library, but it is being preserved, cherished and well-staffed in a way perfect for our precious little town. We should only be grateful it’s here, and long may it reign. I encourage others who feel similarly to write in; Pollock Pines is a special community, and one of its finest assets needs support, not attack.