Support the libraries

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Support the libraries

 

April 8, Mail Tribune:

I grew up in a city with a central library and many branches. I learned early on that I did not need to buy every book or recording I wanted to enjoy. I still rarely buy a book that I have not already read after checking it out at the library. Whenever I have moved to a new area, getting a library card was one of my first “to do” items.

Our library system in Jackson County has a branch in each city, so most people have access to a local library where staff members feel like helpful friends. The reservation system makes it easy to request books, audiobooks, magazines, CDs and DVDs housed in other branches.

I hope the creation and funding of a library district will enable county residents to continue their access to information and entertainment at local libraries that are open many more hours each week. — J. Camille Korsmo, Medford