Will work for lending privileges

Tom Bartel [“Paying for Crime,” January], please lead us out of this mess. It’s time for the community to take back its government. If our tax dollar can’t support our libraries, we need a Plan B. I suggest we contract with the American Association of Retired Persons. There is plenty of talent to staff these smaller libraries. Being retired, I’m receiving a generous pension, and I have health coverage and more vacation time than I can use. Let’s just say we are prepaid. All we would need is some corporate support for light and heat.

Dennis Cavanaugh, Minneapolis