Letter: Public library is a public treasureVirtually everyone likes to complain about wasteful taxes, me included.
By: Craig Livingstone, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Virtually everyone likes to complain about wasteful taxes, me included.
Honestly, I have no idea how much of my property taxes are directed to support the Red Wing Public Library. But as a tax payer-customer, they are a service that delivers full value to our community.
The atmosphere is open and welcoming. The patrons are civil and respectful of the needs of others, whether young or old.
The entire staff is eager to assist with any book request no matter how obscure. If they do not have the book in their inventory, they always make the extra effort to locate the book in their extensive network.
The free access to books and media information that is available at our public library is one of the cornerstones of a free society. Without reservation, the Red Wing Public Library provides an irreplaceable public service that I enthusiastically support.