To all of The Coast staff who worked on the library edition (March 4): Thank you for your library-focused issue of The Coast. From the editorial to each of the articles, the journalists at The Coast have shown they have a clear understanding of what libraries are and why we need them. Thank you for presenting such a variety of ideas and viewpoints, and for reminding readers that there will be future opportunities for public consultation regarding the design of the new library.
Finally, thanks to all of the Coast readers who shared their thoughts about what they'd like to see in the new library. When the public consultation meetings are scheduled, please, make every effort to be there. As Niall Savage pointed out in Sue Carter Flinn's story
"Beyond the Walls," "The new library should be like the Common land: for the people. This is for everyone." —Marlo MacKay, communications officer, Halifax Public Libraries