Vote yes for libraries

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Vote yes for libraries

 

April 20, Mail Tribune:

The libraries of Jackson County are much more than depositories for books. They are the centers of learning and information that allow us access to and the ability to do research and share and enjoy the wisdom of the ancient and modern world.

The libraries provide meeting spaces for lectures and study groups. A successful library is a great public asset to any community. It will attract new business, and educated families will help all of Jackson County grow and prosper. Who would start or move a business to a community that doesn’t support its libraries?

Volunteers augment the paid staff, but it is not enough to keep the libraries open. Creating a taxing district will provide an independent source of funding to keep the libraries open.

Please vote yes on Measure 15-122 to keep our libraries open and protect our past investments. — William P. Haberlach, Medford