Letter of Support for a Local Library
I am writing this letter to express my support for expanding the library and the excitement regarding the grant funding the city has gotten for it. Regarding the ongoing discussion for the expansion of the library, I want to add certain voices that must be heard. The library is going to serve various community members who are passionate and regular library users. Most of these individuals cannot be seen easily for multiple reasons, like single parents. The first group of individuals who will benefit from this are the young adults. Most youths, after their graduation, develop a reading culture. Therefore, the library is a safe place rather than running from one club to another. High School teachers tend to take their kids to libraries to check certain materials and practice their social skills.
The second group that benefits are the children. Being a legally blind resident, my children have gotten various opportunities from the library. Through its expansion, it simply means that they will get even more opportunities. Whenever we bring the children to the library, it helps me focus on various tasks knowing they are gaining knowledge and safe hands. As the expansion proceeds, I would suggest they offer more positive, inclusive, and modern experiences. The library plays a significant role in developing learners who have critical thinking skills. Therefore, I believe that expansion of the local library will be a considerable investment in the future of the young individuals in our society.
The third group that will benefit from this expansion is the adults. Most adults lack computer skills making the library the first place they have to run to. For instance, most individuals find it challenging to apply for various jobs, and once they get to the library, they can get help. Through that, they learn different computer skills thus, enhancing their knowledge. Also, most adults want to access books as it is the only way to fight boredom because they no longer live with their kids. Through reading, they can fight their depression and other cardiovascular disorders.
The community and state should take the initiative of grating the expansion of the library because it benefits all individuals. In closing, I leave you with two quotes: “The library is the only way of giving equal opportunity to all in our society” and “I love the library! It’s the only place I can be ME!”