Library isn’t improved

I commiserate with the letter writer over her anguish about the recently unimproved Harbourfront Library.

To the Editor,

Re: Downtown library is no longer the destination it used to be, Letters, Nov. 24.

I commiserate with the letter writer over her anguish about the recently unimproved Harbourfront Library. She observes that “many people have tried to communicate their concerns and have not met with any success.”

This is the problem with government these days, especially our local government in Nanaimo. The mayor or some other worthy may deign to hear you, but you are unlikely to change their minds. They don’t really listen. Communication in Nanaimo is too often from the top down. As your editorial notes, there needs to be “a greater level of community consultation.” And I might add, a willingness to act on the public’s views.

Les BarclayNanaimo

 

To the Editor,

The Vancouver Island Regional Library had a great system for ordering books online, recording books completed, reviewing and also logging books for later reading – and then the powers that be totally dismantled this system to install the most unfriendly user system possible.

There have been numerable complaints since its installation and I have seen no improvements.

Lorette A. JonesNanaimo