To the editor:
While living in Eudora from 1970 to 1976, my late wife, Jo, our children and I were involved with the Eudora 4-H Club that voted to help the Eudora Library improve the building fund. I would like to quote a section of the letter that Jo sent to the editor.
"The library is so important to the very young, the middle young and old young in this community. Where else, when everyone else is busy, can you find a friend just waiting to tell you a story - a book is a friend indeed. Where else, when you want to get away from it all, is a faraway place just waiting for you to travel with - a book knows all the faraway places with the strange-sounding names. Where, when all else fails, can you find something about whatever it is you don't know anything about. ... Anyway, a book is indeed a friend, and its home is growing too small for its family and friends."
Perhaps much of what Jo expressed over 30 years ago relates to our current library situation here in Lawrence.