I’m a 22-year resident of Coconut Grove — a mother, businessperson and book-club member who is involved in my community. I frequent the Shenandoah Library, as well as the Grove branch, and see the significant role the public library system plays in our neighborhoods.
The library is a vital service for children, teachers, adults who are learning computing, improving their skills and applying for jobs, and those of us who love to research and read for fun.
I ask the commission to fully fund our public libraries by restoring the original proposed funding that would maintain services and operating hours. Education and community-building, in addition to the advances we are making in the arts and tech community, will bring Miami to the level of sophistication it deserves.
Marya Meyer, Miami