By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Your Views: Clermont needs its library, not a hangout at park
Placeholder Image
Letters policy
Send e-mail to letters@gainesvilletimes.com (no attached files, please, which can contain viruses); fax to 770-532-0457; or mail to The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503. Include full name, hometown and phone number for confirmation. They should be limited to one topic on issues of public interest and may be edited for content and length (limit of 500 words). Letters originating from other sources or those involving personal, business or legal disputes, poetry, expressions of faith or memorial tributes may be rejected. You may be limited to one letter per month, two on a single topic. Submitted items may be published in print, electronic or other forms. Letters, columns and cartoons express the opinions of the authors and not of The Times editorial board.

To find a form to send a letter, click here

I am writing in regard to the commissioners' vote for a Nopone Road Library. I believe that Clermont, even though it is small, is entitled to a library. Rabbittown has its own library, so why is the town of Clermont not given the same consideration by the commissioner?

Within a mile of the current Clermont library is a preschool, private school and a large home-school community that all rely on the library for books for the children.

I understand the purpose in creating the North Hall Park and Community Center, but it would not make sense to put a library at that location. Just imagine: The library would be a place that many kids would hang out unsupervised while maybe other family members were at soccer games or other activities at the park location. The library would not be a place of learning and a place to study, but more of a hangout with noise.

The Clermont library is a needed resource for our small community. Many lack the resources for Internet connections and use the library computers to take online coursework. I think the commissioners have not taken into effect the need in our community for the library and how the library learning/research setting itself will be changed by placing it at a park.

Jennifer Collins
Clermont

Regional events