We moved to Falmouth on a Thursday. By Saturday my family had library cards. We frequent Falmouth Memorial Library for books, movies, lectures, programming, book clubs, meetings and camaraderie. Inter-library loan is imperative to my work. And it’s all free.
Despite e-books and online information, libraries are still crucial to our communities. Falmouth’s usage has increased 40 percent since 2002. Libraries offer economic impact through workforce development, providing resources, including Internet access, and fostering early literacy. And they are open to everyone.
The Falmouth Memorial Library expansion plan is a prudent approach to address space needs, functionality and continued maintenance issues. While gaining 6,000 square feet, the sustainable building plan will lower operating costs. I repeat: More space and cheaper utility costs than currently. The plan pays tribute to the Iverson house and its historic relevance, while allowing for cost-effective future expansion.
Please vote for the expansion on Nov. 4.