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By Peter Bolling


July 12, 2010

My wife and I are completing our one-year hiatus from Ketchikan while I took a sabbatical to attend school.  There are two Ketchikan institutions that we have missed the most:  the public library and KRBD. 

Although we live in a community with several hundred thousand people and a strong university presence, we often find ourselves lamenting the lack of a quality library.  The building is a vast, beautiful, and cavernous facility that is open only 3 days a week to the public and that has many empty shelves.   Budget cuts in Oregon have lead to several area libraries being permanently closed.  

It is my experience having spent hundreds of hours in both the local public library and the university library here in Southern Oregon that Ketchikan has an exemplary library staff and the possibility of a new facility that will make the entire community proud.  While the debate over where to put the new library is a source of frustration for many Ketchikanites, we should all take a deep breath and count our blessings.

Peter Bolling
Ketchikan, AK


Received July 09, 2010 - Published July 12, 2010



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