Supporters Call on Supervisors to Build New Library

By: Stephanie Satchell Email
By: Stephanie Satchell Email

November 2, 2011

"Move The New Library From Fantasy To Nonfiction" is what one sign read at Wednesday's Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Several residents advocated for the new Crozet Library during the public comment portion of the meeting. They gave reasons for why the Board of Supervisors should follow through and build a new library in the western Albemarle County town.

Two protesters in particular included a visual demonstration with their presentation. Madison Tegen and Jane Kulow distributed posters that detailed some of the downfalls of the current library and what they would like to see in a new branch.

"Some show how small the current library is in comparison to how big Albemarle County says it should be," said Tegen. "It shows how costs are going higher and higher and how we need more books."

Kulow said the posters were intended to create a strong visual reminder that a new Crozet Library needs to be a top priority.

"The supervisors have heard the stats a number of times, but when you actually see what the numbers spell out, how could you argue against it?" she asked.

Although a vote on building the library has not been scheduled, the Board of Supervisors will be making a budget soon, and supporters want the library project to get the funding it needs.

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