this is terrible.

The Warren Library is changing.
I have been going to the Warren Lilbrary for ten years and know all the librarians like family…
When I was into rats, they would look out for books for me, get books for me, they knew what I liked, we could hold discussions, I loved visiting the library!
I still love visiting the library!
I don’t know how it happened, but suddenly there is a new board, and they don’t know how much we all love it. The homeschoolers and readers are a community! Now the board has elected to add an art gallery to the basement, and to lay off some of our well loved staff!
And the library director has left. She was wonderful. I mean, she worked hard for Warrenkids, my acting program of four or five years, and the whole commmunity. She didn’t agree with what they are doing, so she resigned.
One of the reasons is because they are no longer giving free time to homeschoolers. For years we have had various homeschool meetings there. Now it costs something. And then they aren’t sponsoring Warrenkids anymore, so it goes from $20 to $200. Now we have to find a new sponsor.
The worst thing is this:
Our beloved staff has just resigned. Nearly all the people we have found at the library for years has just decided that they couldn’t support this. It’s terrible. I think I am going to cry. I am crying. This can’t happen.
They are putting together a book for Mrs. Kimball, the childrens librarian, a real book, printed and bound for her, with letters from all of us thanking her. I am going to write one, and hopefully also one to the paper. Many people have. This is just so sad. I love Warren.
I am going to miss this library. I don’t think I will be able to go into it after they leave.

3 Comments

  1. Estel* Said,

    April 27, 2004 @ 8:53 am

    ELLO POPPIT!!sry im not supposed to say anything weird right

  2. Aunt Joni Said,

    April 28, 2004 @ 12:04 pm

    Hannah, If enough of you write letters to the board saying why you are unhappy with their changes you may find they just might listen. Especially with their staff resigning. Sounds like a job for….. well Warren Kids! And bombard the newspapers with letters.

  3. Ted Said,

    April 29, 2004 @ 2:34 am

    ^^^ what my mom said. ^^^

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