By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Your Views: Clermont needs its own library to serve students' needs better
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

Clermont is the heart of our North Hall community. On any given day, you can find people walking or jogging along the sidewalks of Clermont.

There are nearly 200 students that are involved in programs other than the public school system. Chattahoochee Christian School serves 35 students, Concord Preschool serves over 75 students and there are more than 70 students meeting in our home-school co-op.

Just in this area, there are students in dire need of a library with a decent selection of books. It is extremely frustrating to have to wait almost a month on a library hold for one book, and by the time you receive it, the class is finished reading it and there is a test coming up!

We need a library that you can walk in and not worry about falling through the floor for our growing community.

Callie Cantrell
age 15, home-school co-op, 9th grade, Clermont

Regional events