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May 21, 2013

Salisbury votes to build new library

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But newly elected Selectman Freeman Condon spoke to the undecided voters, as he was until recently after a visit to the library showed him it was so small the handicapped can’t maneuver.

Condon answered those who believe tablet readers like Kindles will replace the need for library, telling of how his father read “Black Beauty” to he and his siblings when they were young.

“To those who said the future of reading is a Kindle, I say to them ‘baloney,” Condon said. “The future of books is books. No tablet is going to replace the tactile feel of a book.

“This project is about civic pride,” Condon continued. “I want to send a message on this muggy night in May that Salisbury cares very much about its elderly and its kids and its kids’ kids. Built it once. Build it right. Build it now.”

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