Sartell Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library would like to clarify what it is we are trying to accomplish related to a Sartell Great River Regional Library Branch.
We believe libraries are a place for all ages to learn, grow, explore, read and collaborate. We believe they are essential elements of healthy communities and are imperative for human development, community advancement and optimal wellness. We believe they should be as much of a priority as the other spaces that are currently being planned for in the proposed community center (for example, gyms and a senior center).
We are not asking the city to cease planning a community center or including gyms or senior center spaces at the south site. What we are asking is the city begin planning a GRR Library to be located at City Hall to be paid for with half-cent sales-tax dollars with construction to begin concurrently with the community center in 2016. Secondly, we ask the city work with us to discuss layout and size to ensure the GRRL facility can provide adequate service to all ages and interests.
In an attempt to increase community awareness and to make the Sartell City Council fully aware of the community’s support for a GRR Library, we are asking citizens to attend a peaceful rally at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 at the City Hall before the start of the city-council meeting.