FRPL is VERY supportive of libraries. And so we support public discussion of different views about libraries. These are two opinions on Saskatoon’s new proposed downtown library.
Yann Martel: Replacing Saskatoon’s decrepit downtown library no luxury:
As the cost of living goes up and up and up — groceries, houses, restaurants and so on — libraries are still free. Yann Martel Oct 19, 2022 • October 20, 2022 https://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/columnists/yann-martel-replacing-saskatoons-decrepit-downtown-library-no-luxury
Cary Tarasoff: Martel glazes over new Saskatoon library’s real issues:
A former Saskatoon mayoral candidate thinks the proposed new downtown Saskatoon library represents an unnecessary expense. Cary Tarasoff Oct 25, 2022 https://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/columnists/cary-tarasoff-martel-glazes-over-new-saskatoon-librarys-real-issues
Saskatoon Public Library releases final design for new central branch:
Library CEO says project remains on time and on budget. Bryn Levy Oct 11, 2022 https://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/saskatoon-public-library-releases-final-design-for-new-central-branch