Harper Ninaud, 3, holds up her matching letters as parents and toddlers enjoy reading, songs and activities at the Lake Stevens Library in December in Lake Stevens. (Andy Bronson/Herald file photo)

Harper Ninaud, 3, holds up her matching letters as parents and toddlers enjoy reading, songs and activities at the Lake Stevens Library in December in Lake Stevens. (Andy Bronson/Herald file photo)

Editorial: Lake Stevens Library bond merits voters’ support

Like its school district levies, the library bond is a needed investment in a quickly growing city.

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