Chemainus’ new library brings considerable life to the downtown area on its own. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Library a great addition to downtown

Adjacent market that’s pending also makes prospects bright

I was disappointed to read a letter in the Courier (Jan. 2) complaining about our new library.

While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I wait in eager anticipation of the opening of the new Chemainus library on January 13. It is a beautiful building, and will provide a perfect cultural, technological, and literary meeting place for residents for many years to come.

I’m sure that there are many folks out there who welcome this progress and modernization for the village of Chemainus. This library will provide so many opportunities for residents to enjoy, and it will raise the quality of life in our town.

It is also refreshing to see the old Chemainus Foods store opposite to it being renovated and converted to a market. Onward and upward Chemainus!

Philip Boyle,

Chemainus

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