Where should Atherton's new library be built? Atherton, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Should Atherton's planned new library be built in the town's only park, the spacious and generally tranquil Holbrook-Palmer? Residents will have a chance to join the discussion on that question and other options at community meetings on Saturday, June 25, and Tuesday, June 28.
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Posted by Alice , a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Jun 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Our family has lived in Atherton since the 1050's. Because Atherton has no 'downtown,' it would be nice to have the library left with other town buildings. This would allow Atherton to retain its center.
The park operates from 'dawn to dusk' ? Would library hours be limited? It would add to the park's parking problem. If you continue to allow more and more things to be built in the park - there will be no open space left.
Please think carefully before moving this successful, well used library. The current library site has served us well. Consider adding a second floor.
To add more clutter to a beautiful park seems a poor choice.