Letters to the Editor

Libraries nurture young minds, local ties

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Letters to the Editor, Library News | Comments Off on Libraries nurture young minds, local ties

  April 27, 2014 By Peggy Dover for the Mail Tribune: I felt as if we’d just committed robbery, and I was somewhat giddy about it. “We don’t have to pay? I asked Mom, walking quickly and glancing over my shoulder. We’d each left the building on foot with our arms...

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Libraries are ours until 2020

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Libraries are ours until 2020

    As we come up to the election, this is a reminder. Per the Mail Tribune, Jackson County voters approved a bond measure to fund the construction of 15 new libraries in the year 2000. This bond will not be paid off until 2020. These buildings cannot be used for anything other than libraries...

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Vote yes for libraries

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Vote yes for libraries

  May 9, Mail Tribune: Vote yes to form a library district for all libraries in Jackson County (Ballot Measure 15-122). The funds raised from a relatively small, permanent assessment on property value will only go to provide staff for libraries and make them accessible to all in the county. A...

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Yes on Extension, libraries

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Yes on Extension, libraries

  May 9, Mail Tribune: When I was at the Pear Blossom Festival, I stopped at the booth of FORE — Friends of Research and Extension. The volunteer pointed out that most people attending the festival would spend more money at the food and craft booths that day than they will pay in taxes in one...

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Preserve our libraries

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Preserve our libraries

  May 8, Mail Tribune: We need to ensure our libraries remain a vital part of Jackson County. From young to old and every age in between, the libraries provide learning, entertainment, a place to be a community and so much more. But to do that they need to have stable, secure funding. You can...

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Vote yes on 15-122

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Vote yes on 15-122

  May 8, Mail Tribune: Thank you, Peggy Dover, for your recent article in support of the library ballot measure. As I read your words, memories flooded back to one of our family’s many trips to the nearest public library and the fact that those visits made readers not only of our daughters...

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