While I appreciate the work and effort the people on the Astoria Library board put forth on all of our behalf, I am a little disappointed that they decided to look so far afield for a new head librarian.

I cannot believe they could not find a satisfactory replacement from among the many capable folks presently working and doing a fine job at the library. This phenomenon of hiring from afar is, in my opinion, ill advised and has the potential for deteriorating moral.

Sam Devereaux