The town of Saugus has opted to give a little cash windfall to its public schools rather than its barely functioning public library, according to today's Boston Globe. The starving of public libraries seems to be an almost daily story this spring.
Still, it's hard to argue against the town's reasoning here:
The extra money will restore two positions to help students who have trouble reading at the elementary school level, according to School Committee chairman Joseph Malone.
As another Saugus resident asks in Kathy McCabe's Globe story, "What is the point of having a library serving children who can't read?"