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Letter: Mount Vernon Library Needs To Keep Up With The Times

Oscar Davis Jr.
Oscar Davis Jr. Photo Credit: Oscar Davis Jr./Facebook

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Daily Voice accepts signed and original letters to the editor up to 350 words. To submit your letter, email mountvernon@dailyvoice.com .

To the editor:

The Mount Vernon Public Library is at a crossroad - a crossroad in bringing the library into the 21st century.

Our library, an Andrew Carnegie library, was founded 120 years ago and has become an acknowledged institution in this city and throughout the county. Though we have this enviable history as our beginning, the Mount Vernon Library must keep up with the times. We can't stop progress!

Over the last two years we have seen many improvements in our library from a cleaner facility, an increased purchase of books, a restored Central Library status, an improved image throughout the library system, an increase in grant funding, increased library partnership and bridging the digital divide.

My fellow Mount Vernonites, I ask you to partner with me and my fellow board of trustees members to continue on the path of moving our library forward. Come, visit the library, borrow a book, attend an event, use our wi-fi, expand your horizons and see what we have done!

The Mount Vernon Public Library is a unique institution and your patronage will assure us of a successful future.

I would like to offer special thanks to the Board of Trustees, to our building and grounds staff, to Cathy Webb our new community outreach person, to the entire Mount Vernon Public Library staff, the Library Foundation and The Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library for helping us as we plan for the future.

Oscar Davis, Jr.,

Acting President

Mount Vernon Public Library

Board of Trustees

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