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Your Views: Clermont needs its library, not a hangout at park
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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

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