Space the overriding issue in quest for Lewis library

— A group of community members interested in creating a public library in the town of Lewis held their first meeting recently, and finding space was the dominant issue.

The group met Oct. 24 to start discussions about the possibility of creating a library. Member Kathy Linker said finding a space to house the library was at the top of the agenda.

“At the top of their list is the need for a space,” she said. “The Lewis library team envisions not only a place to check out books but a library full of imagination, education and services to enrich the lives of Lewis residents.”

Linker said that while they will continue to look for space for a library facility, they were also looking to start small with the help of a suggestion from the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System.

“They offered to support a book cart set up similar to the one they did with Newcomb after the Bookmobile was taken off the road,” Linker said.

Elizabeth Rogers of CEFLS was on hand at the meeting, and answered questions on the step-by-step process to lead them from a book cart to a fully chartered library, according to Linker.

Linker said that the team is reaching out to Lewis residents to help them find space in a building in the hamlet.

For more information, contact Linker at 873-6493 or Suzie Dubay at 873-6593.

The next meeting of the library committee will take place Nov. 15, 6 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Lewis.

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