On Tuesday, Jan. 26, of this year, your paper printed a reader’s story about the “joys of the updated Columbia library.” It is a fine library. I don’t believe it has been updated unless you buy into the theory that the previous library building was remodeled. I was absent from Columbia for several years. Returning one winter at Christmas, I drove past the previous library to see a scene reminiscent of an encyclopedia picture of Hiroshima. Our elegant and beautiful library was mercilessly destroyed. How sorry I felt for the citizens who watched it being torn down day-by-day. A library built by the taxes of many a hard-working man or woman. A structure the community took great pride in.
LETTER: Tearing down of Columbia Library takes piece of history
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