This may seem an odd topic for us, but perhaps because I love to read the situation in Gwinnett inspired me a bit.
As some already know, the Dacula library could close due to budget cuts. This is really too bad, particularly for students who use that facility. Thankfully Clayton raised the millage rate in order to maintain the status quo with our county services. Now I realize some services (i.e., police, fire) are deemed more vital than libraries, and rightfully so. But as I read about what’s going on there, I’m thankful that it’s not happening here.
I am what most people would probably label a bookworm. Love to read and while I buy more than my fair share of books, I also spend a lot of time at libraries. I even spend some lunch hours at my company’s library just to get in some reading and quiet time. In addition, the computers at my local library saved me when my laptop crashed unexpectedly. I had to complete tasks in 30-minute increments during business hours, but at least I didn’t inconvenience anyone else to do so.
So guess I just want to take this opportunity to say THANKS to Clayton’s library system and its staff which has helped me on several occasions. I have always received excellent service from them, be it in person or over the telephone. Big shout out to the staff at Lovejoy and Battlecreek libraries for always being helpful and courteous – you are appreciated!
Do you use Clayton’s libraries? Would you miss your local library if it disappeared?
Check out “The Law and You” at the National Archives (5780 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow) on Aug. 29, 11 AM-3 PM. This workshop will help teenagers of color (age 14-18) understand their own role in making sure that any interaction with the police ends in the best possible way. “One of the most powerful aspects of this program is that it offers an opportunity for teenagers and police officers to meet on neutral ground, discuss their viewpoints, and begin to develop a better understanding of what it means to be in the other’s position,” says Raynard LaNier, C.A.E., CEO/founder of Lavender Rose Productions. For information and registration call 404-396-2706 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: Aug, 25, $10 admission. Only 60 spaces available. Parents/guardians welcome.