We all remember 2009. Times were tough and about to get tougher. It is in such times that public institutions such as Sno-Isle Libraries are revealed as the bedrock they are for a free and informed society. In 2009, the officials at Sno-Isle Libraries made a promise: “If you vote ‘yes’ on levy measure and help us to continue as a foundation for our communities, we won’t come back to you for at least five years.” We did our part and Sno-Isle Libraries kept that promise. On Nov. 3, 2009, voters in the Sno-Isle Libraries district said “yes” to that levy measure. We said “yes” to:
- Helping children develop literacy skills so they are ready for school
- Access to 1.2 million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and other items available to everyone at every community library.
- Helping business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
- Helping displaced workers with job-search resources