Not surprising that our libraries have overachieved with our tax dollars, as noted in Candace Jarret’s April 6 letter to the editor (“Sno-Isle Libraries have been responsible with tax revenue”).
Strong libraries like Sno-Isle are essential to a successful democracy. Libraries help inform us of what’s going on in and being a part of our democracy, with newspapers, magazines and public meetings. We can learn about issues like the No. 1 infectious killer disease: tuberculosis. Or the preventable causes of death for 6 million mothers and children in our world every year and what is being done about it: the bipartisan Reach Every Mother and Child Act.
We can find out how to contact those who represent us in Congress and even ask the library to invite them for a public meeting. Of course we can also use the library as a source of entertainment and learning with videos, books on CD, or put them on our phone, not to mention endless adventures with books. The library even provides computers for patrons. So take the time to vote for keeping all of these wonderful services. Ballots are out now and you can even drop them off at the ballot drop box outside, where else, your local library!