Library policies diificult for patron
My family and I thoroughly enjoy using library facilities wherever we go. We’ve found the Clovis-Carver Public Library to have a great collection and outstanding children’s programs, which we’ve used on numerous occasions.
However, I am disappointed that the Clovis-Carver library refuses to provide service unless a library card is presented.
Library cards are unwieldy and extraneous for several reasons. They are just one more card to lose or have to carry around. It is easy to forget them. Further, they are unnecessary.
The library staff can look up a patron’s account simply after being presented a government ID card, such as a driver’s license.
Library cards cause unnecessary expense to the library and its patrons. They cost each patron to be made, and the library to buy the materials and card-maker.
Lastly, library cards are completely unsecure. The only means of verifying a patron’s identity is his signature on the back of the card. Other forms of government ID already have a patron’s name and photo printed on the card, making them an all-around better choice to manage access to the Clovis-Carver library’s services.
The Clovis-Carver library should switch to a card-less system of managing its patrons. Doing so will make the Clovis-Carver Public Library more accessible and patron-oriented.
John A. Ippoliti
Stop signs unnecessary due to crossing guards
I have been reading the letters to the editor concerning the stop signs on Main Street.
Why should there be four-way stops at one school and not at the other schools on high traffic streets? The stop signs are not needed when all the schools have crossing guards. Stop signs only impede traffic when school is not in session.
Bob Hill wrote that he didn’t care what Nancy Gallagher and a few others thought. I respect Hill’s opinion even when I think he is wrong and Nancy Gallagher and a few other residents are correct on their views.
If a poll were to be taken, Hill would find his opinion would be in the minority.
The Clovis City Commission and City Manager Joe Thomas acted correctly in their actions since Manana Boulevard has turned into a heavy traffic street.
I have lived in Clovis 78 years and I can see the need for changes as the population and traffic dictate the need for changes in stop lights and stop signs.
Traffic signs needed at dangerous intersection
I drive past the intersection of 21st and Sugarbeet Road on a daily basis. It astounds and disgusts me to see the many vehicles that disregard the stop sign located there.
Seems like every few months a traffic accident occurs at this crossing, and driving on this section of Highway 523 is very dangerous.
The speed limit on this highway is 55 mph, and to encounter another vehicle at this crossing at that speed one day will kill someone. I don’t want it to be me.
On several occasions I’ve had to swerve to miss a cross-traffic vehicle, plenty scary when you’re driving 55 mph.
Is it possible to place a flashing red light or rumble strips or a warning sign several hundred feet from either side of the crossing to warn motorists that Sugarbeet Road traffic must stop?