To the editor:
I don’t think it’s too late for the people of Lawrence to change their minds about expanding the city’s public library. What we really need are two satellite libraries: one library around the area of 23rd and Iowa streets and another library west of Sixth and Wakarusa streets. The population in these areas is increasing and for sure helps the economy of the city of Lawrence.
Having the satellites in these areas will cause less congestion around the present library. There is really not much space for expansion of the library unless the expansion is built one or two levels about the present building.
The satellite library will be more convenient for the people living in those areas. They have closer access to the library, and students in nearby schools can use the library instead of coming downtown to get more books for references they need. Parking congestion will be eliminated. The children will have the same or better accommodations in the satellite libraries.
With the building of the satellite libraries, the city library will be very well as it is. If renovation is needed at the city library, that should be done too.