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Make Lincoln School an art center

Published: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:03 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:04 p.m. CST

From Larry Hicks

Creston

Lynne Schlaht brought up an interesting concept, except she has it backwards. Leave the library where it is, and make the old Lincoln School an art center. Lincoln has multiple rooms for art displays, artists to give and take instruction, as well as work on artistic projects, a stage for performing arts, room for administration, space for the genealogy society and even room for coffee and socializing.

If moving the library is such a great idea, why do we not notice any significant rise on the fundraising thermometer on West Adams Street? By the time the projected funds are raised, if ever, the cost of renovating the building will be markedly increased.

Also, if moving is such a great idea, why is the library board trying to slide it past the public without a public vote? Leave the library where it is, and redirect your goal of making Lincoln School an art center, keeping in mind those who will need to financially support it in the future, as I suspect it will not be self-sustaining.

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