Friday, 20 August 2010 00:00
(Editors Note: This letter was hand delivered to Marian Robertson, director, Manhasset Public Library, and sent to the Manhasset Press for publication.)
Hello Marian! It has been some time since our paths have crossed. In the past, sometimes contentiously but always with the best interest of the library being paramount.
In a Letter to the Editor (Manhasset Press dated Aug. 5) I documented the significant disparity between the number of vehicles in the library parking lot as compared to the number of driving age persons concurrently in the library. In that letter I suggested that you would best be in a position to expound this via a Letter to the Editor. (The Letter to the Editor format is a great way to keep the public informed).
We did not hear from you in this week’s (Aug. 12). We feel that this problem should be thoroughly investigated. We hope that you will add your input.
For now I will attempt to resist drawing conclusions. However, our Manhasset public is funding a $16 million dollar library. I can not accept that freeloaders might be dominating our parking lot to the possible exclusion, at times, of library patrons (specifically as noted by the Apple Bank manager’s comments on why her parking lot is on occasion full).
We look forward to hearing from you on this important matter.