Letter to the editor: Library move an insult

Posted 11/19/19

Move an insult Reading the article in last week’s paper about the action of the Douglas County Library Board’s decision to delete the name of James LaRue from the library in Highlands Ranch came …

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Letter to the editor: Library move an insult

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Move an insult

Reading the article in last week’s paper about the action of the Douglas County Library Board’s decision to delete the name of James LaRue from the library in Highlands Ranch came as a surprise. Perhaps I should not be though, given the highly politicized environment in which we live and the disdain for public servants dedicated to the common good.

As a retired university professor who moved to Highlands Ranch eight years ago, I have found the library to be a crown jewel for the community. Part of my daily routine is to visit the library and I often refer to it among friends as my second home. 

The board’s action seems to me to be an act or real disdain for someone who devoted his life to public service and an insult to the community. If Mr. LaRue has done something injurious to the community that merits this action, it should be noted by the board.

Otherwise, the public perception of their action seems vindictive and out of place. The board should rescind this action or be replaced.

Henry M. Barlow

Highlands Ranch

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