By: Diane Benjamin
Of course the current meeting room is frequently booked – it’s free. Does that mean taxpayers should build 2 more free rooms?
The big reason given for the Bloomington Library expansion is it was built decades ago for a smaller population. That doesn’t explain the consistent decrease in circulation since 2013, except for some minor increases during 2020. You wouldn’t know this if you listened to the Monday night presentation – exactly the opposite was stated.
Listen to the video yourself: https://blnnews.com/2020/11/17/bloomington-last-night-4/
From the latest Library Board Packet, PDF page 13: https://www.bloomingtonlibrary.org/Assets/files/bpl_board/boardpackets/2020/2020.11bplboardpacket.pdf
The same page proves expanding the library has nothing to do with books – they want to turn it into a social and fun club at your expense:
Active users are higher. Some use computers, some attended kids events, some attend adult events. Some download E books. Circulation shows they aren’t checking out actual books.
It is going to be built no matter what you say. When the nicest buildings in town are owned by government, you are being ruled – not governed. Their throne is built at your expense.