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Shrewsbury School Committee supports library project

October 31st, 2013

To the Editor: On October 23rd the Shrewsbury School Committee voted unanimously to support the Shrewsbury Public Library building project.  Strong partnership between our public library and public schools enhances student learning.  The proposed library project will provide improved study and gathering spaces for students of all ages as well as improved technology services.  Enhanced [...]

Thank you for WHS reunion coverage

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: Thank you so much for your spectacular coverage of our 55th Class Reunion from Westborough High School. Yes, I am slightly biased since I began with them in 1946 at what’s left of the Harvy Elementary School on Phillips St. I did make it to the 55th reunion, thank God. We do [...]

Support Shrewsbury library project

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: Why vote ‘Yes’ for a new Shrewsbury Library? According to the perpetual naysayers, there is never a good time to vote for anything.  Their modus operandi is always the same; no, no and no.  Same signs; same pitch. What they forget is that Shrewsbury residents understand they live in a good town, [...]

Support Shrewsbury library project

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: I support Shrewsbury’s library renovation project. Libraries have evolved – this is not your father’s library. Very little of the expansion is for space for new books. It is for space to accommodate approximately 1,000 daily visitors. The existing structure needs repair. The cost to taxpayers of just repairs is estimated to [...]

$12.8 million library repair cost is not credible

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: The $12.8 million existing library repair cost estimate is excessively high.  It is only being used to justify the outrageously high $23.3 million cost for an oversized “luxury” library. In 2011, the estimated cost to repair the library was $6.4 million. The 2013 cost doubled to $12.8 million in just two years. It appears that the [...]

Digital technology impact on libraries could be devastating

October 28th, 2013

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To the Editor: The digital revolution is defining how the young and old will read and learn in the 21st century. The library of the future is here, today, on the internet. 1 in 4 books sold in 2012 were digital books. eBooks’ share is project to be 40-50 percent of book sales in 2016 [...]

Letter to the editor: Selectmen voice support for library project

October 27th, 2013

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To the Editor: We members of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen ask you to join us in voting “Yes” on November 5th to approve the debt exclusion to fund the Library Building renovation/addition project.  With over 1,000 visits daily, it is clear that the Library is a flourishing, valued resource to Shrewsbury residents. The Building [...]

Letter to the editor: Vote “Yes” for library project

October 27th, 2013

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To the Editor: I am writing to urge parents of school-age children in Shrewsbury to vote Yes for our Library.  We all know that our schools are under financial stress.  What so many parents do not realize is that a ‘Yes’ vote for the library is also a ‘Yes’ vote for our schools.  Especially when [...]

Letter to the editor: Shrewsbury fair a success thanks to volunteers

October 27th, 2013

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To the Editor: The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival was a success as witnessed by so many smiling faces, both young and old.  The sunny weekend brought droves of people to events around town. The idiom, “many hands make light work” applies to the hard work and countless hours by volunteers to make the weekend [...]

Vote ‘yes’ for library project

October 19th, 2013

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To the Editor: Being a volunteer at the Shrewsbury Public Library since 1999 I am familiar with the daily comings and goings of our busy historic site with 1000 patrons a day visiting.  One task I perform is keeping the “Friends of the Library” on-going Book Sale shelves full; it’s amazing how many books are [...]

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