letters to the editor
Updated: June 4, 2012 10:47AM
A library without a piano?
Recently, before attending a musical event at the new Glenview library, I asked, “Where is the piano?” I was advised by a staff director, “there is no room for a piano.”
After discussing this disappointing news with many library supporters, it’s evident we made a huge assumption. The old, smaller, torn-down library had ample room for a piano. Hopefully, this building design was an oversight and not “a sin of omission.” Musical performers are surprised when informed they need to provide their own portable keyboards when entertaining.
Every neighboring library of Glenview has space for a piano, any size piano. Apparently, music was not a priority when the 27 million plus dollar building was designed. Now, what if printed books go the way encyclopedias have gone?
Are we to be satisfied inviting ourselves to Northbrook where recently a two-piano, four-hand event was performed at the library. For many of us music lovers, a library without a piano is attuned to a birdhouse without a songbird.
Jim Enzinger, Glenview