Mirant Corporation, thank you for your $20,000 donation that has saved the Antioch Library, until at least Nov. 18, from cutting back from 52 hours service to 35. Your gift speaks volumes about what a good corporate neighbor is.
Needless to say, generosity is not new for you. Your recent donations to the El Campanil Theatre and to the Hapgood Theatre troupe demonstrate a long-abiding commitment to education and the arts.
As Antioch leads the county with 38 percent of its population under 18, after-school hours is critical for an increasingly latch-key generation. To boot, with the economic firestorm, all libraries are being deluged by job seekers seeking career search resources and by the disabled and elderly seeking non-cost recreation.
Especially as we are off to a new school year, you saved the day. We are grateful.
Walter Ruehlig, Antioch Representative CCC Library Commission