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Support library in November election

Dear Editor:

Yes, it’s true: another letter about the library. My apologies!

I fully support the progressive and positive library expansion. The majority of community members I’ve spoken with are voting “yes” on 5A and 5B, and a few are undecided still. To those still undecided, I would urge you to visit the library’s website,, and click on “new images added,” especially the height and density renderings compared to other fine buildings in town.

The beautiful outdoor addition is not as high as the Paepcke Park gazebo! The “canopy” over the pleasant outdoor space is necessary to visually tie in the support beams needed for the parking garage with the existing library. This is going to be a great place to socialize and “talk books” or just be peaceful.

I am very familiar with Willis Pember Architects. The firm has a history of being meticulous in merging Aspen’s Victorian heritage with some modernist elements. They did a wonderful job with the Red Brick remodel and Wagner Park clock tower plaza.

On another note, the library has been my second home for 30 years going back to the old Main Street location. It is a warm, inviting place to hang out anytime. All the employees are so pleasant, greet you by name and always have reading suggestions!

The website has a lot of interesting information on all aspects of the proposal. I am as fiscally austere as anyone but believe this to be a wonderful investment in our community’s future. Please consider a “yes” on 5A and 5B. Thank you for taking the time and interest in reading this!

Betsy Scheinkman Weil


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