A letter to the editor appeared in the Lawrence Journal-World yesterday, entitled “Library Value.” The long and short of it (and it was relatively short) is that the writer believes that an investment in a renovated downtown library would show the city’s commitment to its citizens, as well as a commitment to “a vibrant democracy.”

I’m woefully out of the loop as far as city commission politics and our city’s budget goes, but what’s interesting to me is that the editorial spurred the “Singular Large Downtown Library vs. Medium-Sized Central Library and Several Branch Locations” debate in the “comments” section below the letter.

I can see the pros and cons with both. I’m on the fence.

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