Tecumseh District Library book drop box was gift from ‘Friends’ and donor

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To the Editor,

As President of the Friends of the Tecumseh District Library, I’ve been sorry to hear community members linking the library’s millage vote to the purchase of the new book drop. A customer at a recent book sale remarked that he was amazed at the gall of the library to ask the taxpayers for money when it was obvious that they have plenty. He cited the book drop as an example.

The library DID NOT purchase the book drop. It was, however, purchased by The Friends of the Tecumseh District Library and another generous donor! I can’t speak for the other donor, but the members of our group worked very hard to earn the money we donated towards this purchase. The old box had been damaged by a vehicle causing it to leak when it rained and was not large enough to hold the amount of books being returned. A staff member needed to empty the box, on their day off, whenever the library was closed.

It does a disservice to our efforts to support the library and to the library itself, when people make disparaging remarks without having the facts.

Carolyn Vertin, President
Friends of the Tecumseh District Library

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