I am writing in support of Question 1, which will be on the ballot in Falmouth’s June 14 election.
As the spouse of a member of the Falmouth Memorial Library board of trustees, I know firsthand that the trustees have invested many months and countless hours examining whether Falmouth’s public library needs more space and whether a move for the library in is the library’s and our town’s best economic and community interests. The Town Council, like the library board, has also spent many, many hours examining this issue. Both groups have looked at the economic and other potential impacts on the town in great detail and both groups have now voted for the plan contained in Question 1 to proceed.
With three children in the Falmouth schools who all have a love of learning and reading, I believe that the plan to move the library to a larger space, at the Lunt School, is a good one. I believe that the library board and the Town Council have come up with, after many months of deliberation, a workable and also fiscally reasonable plan that will not adversely affect our town’s finances and which will serve to enhance the great things that we already love about Falmouth.
I will be voting yes on Question 1 on June 14.