I recently visited the West Kendall Regional Library to pick up some light reading for the summer. I was shocked and saddened by the many empty shelves in the main area on the first floor. Perhaps half of the shelves contained books; the rest were bare.
It’s hard to believe that we cannot afford to keep our libraries fully stocked and to purchase new books when needed. The damage this does to our children, who are deprived of the pleasures and learning that books provide, is unimaginable. Of course, it leaves adults with a lack of options, too.
I ask Miami-Dade County to apportion some of that increased tax revenue it is receiving to our dear libraries.
David Elderkin, Miami