Letter: Dickerson, The HSS is a staple in our community,

The HSS is a staple in our community,

There is a paper floating around with recommendations of people we should contact regarding the Hot Sulphur Springs library. Everyone I’m sending this to is on that list. I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life and I’ve lived in Grand County since 2008. I’ve actually lived in Granby, Kremmling, Parshall and we recently bought a house in Hot Sulphur. The library here is a staple in this community. The children in this town flock to it. Many adults use the resources that it offers and I think it would be a failure on the county to close it. When we moved to town a week before Christmas, my family was out of sorts, my husband was unsure of his job, my kids were facing a change in their school and I wanted to help all of them. We don’t own a PC, my husband used the PC and printer in the library to update his resume. The same day, we met the mayor and a few other people in the library. My kids were kind of bored so I took them to the library, we rented movies and met other kids in town. Since starting school, my children have used PC’s and printed quite a few school projects at the library. We may not spend every day there but it is our go to for many things. We are a one-income household. We are also a one-vehicle household. We can always walk to the library.

I happen to live close to the town shop and have seen all the new sheriff and county vehicles, if there’s money in the country to fund new vehicles for the police but not keep a library open then I think there is a blatant neglect in where people in charge are appropriating funds. I’m pretty sure most librarians are volunteer and if need be I will sit in this library every day as a volunteer. For it to be in consideration, to shut down the library, the ONLY public place for children to convene and for anyone to use its technological resources in this town without needing a car to get to Granby or Kremmling, it is extremely bothersome to me. It may not be a huge issue for the county in general but to this town and my family it is an important place.

Leah Dickerson

Hot Sulphur Springs

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