Here we go again. Twenty-two meetings concerning the strategic plan for public libraries in Erie County resulted in thousands of people saying: "Don't touch our libraries." Now the plan that aroused such strong rejection is being resurrected by a small committee. How vocal must citizens become?
This reminds me of a similar attempt in 1976 with another notion of library reduction. At that time, thousands rallied in support of their beloved libraries. Isn't it obvious that people not only want but also need their libraries? Anything that permits our libraries to be successful in the eyes of so many people should be maintained. What a wonderful and practical benefit from the use of tax dollars.
This most recent plan for library changes, proposed by a few people, may be well-intentioned. But it does not represent the wishes of countless citizens in Erie County.
BEATRICE J. ELYE
Citizens To Save The Libraries