"Our thought was, ‘Why do you kick $6,000 to $7,000 out of the window?' " said Kathie Nosek, who has planned the sale for the last two years. "Why would you not take that in addition to your sales?"
Five days later, Nosek said Friday, the decision still perplexes her.
"I think the Friends are still in shock about it to be honest," she said. "We never assumed that someone could be so mathematically challenged as to not look at the figures."
Lucier on Friday questioned why the board would cancel an event that is put on at no cost to the library or town and which results in revenue for a library that needs it.
Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x1655342465/Questions-linger-after-Franklin-library-book-sale-is-nixed#ixzz2gB7u34l4
A new caption for what the Ben Franklin statue is doing outside the library is 'he is also trying to make sense of this!"
|Ben Franklin statue in 2008|
Respectfully, there is nothing new in this issue. If you read through the Library Board's meeting notes, this 'issue' has been around for quite a while. There is something deeply disturbing in the relationship between the two groups that has not been resolved. It does take two to tango, and if only one party is willing to come to the table. It will be a long time before there is a dance.
In case you missed hearing about this, here is the replay:
The letter to the Friends of Franklin Library (FoFL)
FoFL President Maria Lucier's update
My reporting on the September Library Board meeting
The Library Board minutes for the August meeting