Support for library not a question, it's the answer | Letters
August 5, 2011 · Updated 11:02 AM
I admit I struggled with the library levy lid lift, partly because it is complicated to understand and partly because anything that means more money these days is simply a difficult decision.
After reading the opinion pieces/letters to the editor, the brochure sent out by the library and reviewing the FAQ sheet on the library website, I am left with the understanding that supporting such a solid cornerstone of our healthy community isn't a question, it is a answer.
I've always felt that libraries are just this side of a miracle.
Borrowing books is just scratching the surface of the services that the library provides. I would encourage anyone on the fence about this levy to peruse their website for a few minutes before voting.
It is chock full of information and resources for every imaginable pursuit. In addition, the library provides warmth, kindness, solace, inspiration, art, literature, reference material, copy machines, computers and printers, a conference room, current reading material, old classics, movies, books on tape, a quiet place to go on a rainy afternoon, a Treasure Trove, kids programs, adult book talks, tax forms, comfy chairs, tables to work on, and always a smile, all for the taking, on a very open schedule.
If you don't have a computer, they do. If you can't buy the latest bestseller, they have it, when your magazine subscription runs out and your finances dictate that it is time to let it go, stop by the library. It is probably there. When you need a meeting room, just ask.
When economic time are tough we need our public library more than ever.
I voted yes. Please join me.
San Juan Island