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Letters to the Editor: A Public Forum
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 • Posted December 19, 2012

Dear Gerry,

Public libraries are about literacy, learning, and imagination. They’re the one place in the community where any person can go to use a computer, check out movies, research any topic, hold a meeting, learn a language, or travel to anywhere in the world through reading. Especially during these tough economic times, libraries serve as an important public resource for career and job skills information and training. The Mason Co. M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library is a vital community resource and one that deserves every bit of support we can give it.

That’s why we are grateful to the Texas Book Festival for awarding our library a collections grant. Because of their funding, we are now able to provide our Spanish-speaking residents materials in their first language.

While we appreciate the Texas Book Festival, its patrons, and sponsors, our most important support comes from the people of Mason. County and city officials, local banks, the Friends of the Library, the Library Board, the Mason Study Club, the Mason Garden Club, the Republican Women, the Bluebonnet Study Club, the Hill Country Cattlewomen, our schools, the Fine Arts Association of the Hill Country and other artists, local quilters, and volunteers have partnered with us to enhance the services of the library and make them available to all residents. Once again, we appreciate you all and look forward to your continued support and interest in our library.


Patti Grote


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