Public should’ve been involved in Rehoboth library decision

February 28, 2023

I was disappointed to read of the move of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library in the Cape Gazette’s story of Feb. 21. I’m even more disappointed to realize the city was not part of the planning process, be it if only in a consultation role. 

If city officials and Rehoboth-area residents had had the opportunity to provide input, the possibility of co-locating a library – even beyond the city limits – could have been generated, perhaps situating it near a school, senior center or health/fitness facility such as a YMCA branch. Such planning could have resulted in a destination village, possibly prompting even more beneficial development for area residents. 

A new library facility for Rehoboth-area residents is exciting news. The lack of community involvement to consider how to maximize such a new amenity is disappointing.

Greig Stewart
Rehoboth Beach
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