Letter To The Editor
To the Editor, Suncook Valley Sun:
A library is a cornerstone of a healthy community, together with
schools and churches. The Gilmanton Year-Round Library reflects the
diversity, character and needs of our town; it builds community and
supports local culture.
The library is a gem hidden in plain sight. Visitors and patrons,
describe it as a positive experience, “a welcoming, friendly place,”
a “nice, pleasant space to be.” People often go to the library
looking mainly for information, but there they connect with
neighbors or make a new friend.
Our library’s key asset is the wonderful staff of Tasha, Pam and
Jean. They go out of their way to answer questions and assist those
exploring the library. The library is open to the community; the
only entrance requirement is your interest.
The Library has become a dynamic place, actively engaging all
segments of our diverse town. Each year it expands its mission,
offering new programs. Activities range from Lego Club and Story
Time for the youngest, after school programs for elementary school
students, to adult evening speakers discussing topics ranging from
Field and Stream to our own infamous resident, Herman Mudgett.
Although the Year-Round Library collects a percentage of its
operating revenue from fundraising activities, private sources, and
grants, these sources can never fully support the many functions the
library performs. I ask the budget committee, selectmen, and most
importantly the voters of Gilmanton, to make a commitment to our
library and to the many services it provides for all.
Our Year-Round Library communicates our underlying values: strong
connections, information, education, and shared community space
Jack Schaffnit, Gilmanton
Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) Licensed Nursing Assistant
(LNA) graduates are pictured following their Certificate Ceremony
recently. Front row, left to right, are Amanda Kerestes (Franklin),
Cassondra Ayers (Campton), Sophie Lemire (Gilmanton), and Aubrie
Andrews (Northfield). Back row, left to right, are Sara Nelson
(Ashland), Isaac Gillard (Gilford), Shane Moulton (Ashland), and
Tyler Lawrence (Sanbornton). The students completed their clinical
at St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia.