I have been using the Wisner Library on a regular basis since it reopened.
And although I am 80 years old and vulnerable to COVID, I feel completely safe visiting the library.
The entrance is monitored by staff to ensure that everyone is masked and using the hand sanitizer that has been placed at the entrance.
It is a very spacious building and the number of people inside the library is never very large so it is easy to stay at least six feet or more from other people.
It is certainly fortunate that many good people in our towns continue to go work each day to serve the public. Not only our heroic health care workers, but workers in supermarkets, drug stores, many other stores, gas stations, the post office, the police departmen, and restaurants.
If all these services and institutions were closed, our community could not function.
While it is understandable that Mr. Vitiello wants to ensure his wife’s safety, I find his suggestion to close the library to be self-serving and his claim that keeping the library open “places people in deadly jeopardy” a gross exaggeration of the risk involved.
The staff are doing an excellent job ensuring that everyone is safe and I applaud them for that.
The library provides an important service for the community and I hope that it can remain open..