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Uncle Irv: Kennett librarian heads for peace

10/11/2016 02:04PM ● By Richard Gaw
The constant friction regarding the Kennett Library (a.k.a. The Bayard Taylor Library) has taken a toll on very competent head librarian, Donna Murray.
Murray left in the middle of September and the library board, led by Tom Swett, has made no public announcement, even though they have initiated a search for a replacement. It is no wonder that Murray fled. As she told Uncle Irvin many times, she just wanted to be a professional librarian, not a fundraiser, or working for a dysfunctional board and dealing with a belligerent Kennett Borough Council.
The problems facing the Kennett Library have nothing to do with the service it provides to the community, but everything to do with too little financial support, eternal bickering, and no public parking. Residents have been yearning for a larger library with ample public parking for a generation, to no avail.
And it looks like they will have to wait a lot longer.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)