My heart sank when I read “Patrick targets local aid to help cover budget gap” (Metro, Dec. 5), reporting further reductions in state funding of schools. My grandson had just come home from kindergarten, sadly reporting that he couldn’t take out a book during his class’s weekly library visit. There wasn’t anyone to check out the books.
That’s because, as a result of budget cuts, his school no longer has a library teacher. She has been replaced with volunteers. If no volunteer shows up, no books are checked out.