To the editor:
I suppose until this time there's no agreed upon place to build the library in place of the present library at Seventh and Vermont streets. I agree the community needs a bigger library for a town of this size.
Really, the present library is in a good location where it is now. It is convenient for people coming to shop here in the city and stop in the library. The only problem is the parking space. We need more parking space, especially when the city swimming pool across the street from the library on Kentucky Street is open. People who go to swim park their car where a parking space is open in the library parking lot. This is always the problem for the people who want to go to the library and find no place to park.
In the Journal-World's Public Forum on May 18, Deborah Snyder mentioned the previous Furr's Cafeteria on 23rd and Iowa streets. I think it is a very good location to build another library. It's convenient for the people living south of the city. It's also close to the university and grade schools nearby and to the people shopping in that part of town. There's a very spacious parking lot. People won't mind building another library in that part of the city.
I hope the city planners will consider building another library in the previous Furr's Cafeteria lot instead of tearing down houses in the private properties east of Kentucky Street from Seventh to Sixth streets for downtown library expansion.
Bennie R. Tankersley,