Support The Library Levy

(10/12/2006)

Dear Citizens,

As the November 7, 2006 election approaches, voters will be asked to decide on the fate of one of our greatest community assets, the free library services at Calhoun County Public Library.

In case you are not familiar with the issue, without local matching funds, the library will not meet its operating costs, and unless action is taken to secure those community funds for free access to information, technology, education and entertainment the library doors may close.

Calhoun County Public Library is committed to serving this community and growing with it. Your vote will allow the library to offer books, magazines, newspapers, videos, Internet access, copies, notary services, Genealogy Room, meeting rooms and much more.

I am proud to have been chosen to serve on the library board. I believe in this community and the people who live and work here. As a member of this board, I am very concerned about the issues of funding and the impending library closure if those needs are not met.

Where would our community be without the services and facilities offered by the public library? The Calhoun County Public Library serves to expand education and entertainment in addition to hosting Girl Scouts, Red Hat Society, Historical Society, DHHR and West Virginia Choices. It provides summer Reading Rewards, Story Time and computer classes. Per year, computer usage is about 3500 persons, circulation is about 16,500 items. The library has about 800 borrowers and adding more everyday.

The fact is, it's all up to us if we are to keep the Calhoun County Public Library in our community. We have to help. And we have to help now. Vote for the levy and support the only public library operating in Calhoun County.

Sincerely,

Grace Richards, President