Vote yes for libraries

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Letters to the Editor | Comments Off on Vote yes for libraries


April 12, Mail Tribune:

The Applegate Library is our community gathering place. Many of our homeschoolers rely on our library for their resources, and for help from the librarians when finding the information they need for their studies. Computers are available with Wi-Fi Internet access. The library meeting room serves the community in many ways: yoga lessons, story time for toddlers and many other activities in the area. When our libraries closed a few years ago, our community suffered from the lack of a gathering place.

We must vote yes for the library district measure on May 22. Becoming a district means that our libraries will move out from under the governance of the county and will enjoy the stability of a permanent tax base and leadership of a separately elected board whose sole purpose is to guide our libraries. Let’s vote to preserve our gathering place. — Joan Peterson, Applegate