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Letters: New library remains important for Appleton. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 2/4/2011)
Excerpt: The library has served us well for 20 years. Future needs, however, require new information be accessible in new ways and in appropriate space. A new library has economic benefits as well cultural and educational benefits:
- Companies invest in communities that value education, learning and the opportunity to develop and advance, and find it easier to recruit valuable employees.
- Potential employees prefer to work and pay taxes in a place where both education and culture is valued.
- Parents move to communities where their children will have resources that prepare them for successful careers.
- Children who grow up in a community that has nurtured and supported its educational development are likely to remain, become taxpayers and open businesses.
- Chamber leadership can more easily promote development in a community with a state-of-the-art library.
- A library increases the technological literacy of its citizens, especially those with little access to technology through their own resources.
Director responds to 'frequently observed misconceptions'. (12/4/2009)
Readers weigh in on new library. (11/9/2009)
Mayor provides his perspective on library planning process. (10/7/2009)
Post-Crescent supports next step in library facilities planning process. (10/6/2009)
Financing options for Appleton's library project. (10/6/2009)
Potential sites for new library under discussion. (10/4/2009)
Membership of capital facilities committee for library project approved. (8/7/2009)
Terry Dawson's discusses Appleton library building project. (7/16/2009)
Library building project update. (6/18/2009)
Appleton's library planning escapes budget cuts. (11/13/2008)
Post-Crescent endorses library design study. (11/11/2008)
Study: New library should be built downtown. (7/10/2008)