By: Diane Benjamin
Anybody find it amusing that both Bloomington and Normal suddenly need new libraries? Book stores are closing, some libraries have gone digital, but TWO small cities side by side need new libraries.
Maybe it has nothing to do with books.
This pic is from Normal – but it’s the reason Bloomington wants to build too.
More Quality of Life
More entertaining you
All the library programs for kids are free or really cheap – until they want to build bigger and better to provide more free and cheap.
The below are from the documentation for tonight’s presentation: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=11820
Then they got silly:
The new library has nothing to do with books – it’s about staying relevant and keeping their jobs.
Expansion would be easy to justify if they were a private corporation needing to evolve to stay in business – and using their own money. But this is government spending your money to fill needs they are creating by offering free and cheap entertainment.
Who you elect matters.
Elect the wrong people or don’t vote and you will get a new library complex, which means a new Public Works Building, which means replacing City Hall.
But you will still drive on crappy roads because it will take decades to fix them all.
At least that’s what the wrong people to elect claim.