Keep our libraries

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Keep our libraries

February 26, Daily Tidings:

I don’t know where I’d be without our public library. I’m a writer, and I read many books from the library to research my topics. I use the Internet there. Sometimes I’ve brought my laptop in to use Wi-Fi. The librarians have been a tremendous help to me — all the way from helping me navigate the cyberworld to recommending books to answering reference questions.

The public library is a community hub of lectures, films and music offerings. It’s a warm haven for homeless people who have no other place to sit, especially important in winter.

How many of us have found out life-changing information at our library? Please vote yes on the library funding measure this May, so that Ashland doesn’t lose this priceless treasure. — Ambuja Rosen, Ashland