Wichita Eagle: Letters to the Editor
My friends and I thank the Wichita City Council for voting to proceed with plans for a new downtown Wichita library (May 14 Eagle). Although we recognize the vote is not a council commitment to build a new library, it certainly is finally strong support to proceed to work toward a design concept for the new library. My friends are lifelong learners who recognize that we live in a global economy and knowledge is power, if we and our children are to competitively participate with the world. We are very conscious of our limited economy in Wichita and Kansas, and how we are not attracting well-paying job opportunities. Sadly, we see professional friends leaving Wichita for employment out of state. We feel that in order to attract new businesses Wichita and Kansas have to provide up-to-date community benefits. That includes the up-to-date technological advances for all our residents that the new downtown library can provide, to keep us more abreast of current global knowledge.
DORIS WELLER, Wichita
May 28, 2014