What's the election all about?
On November 3, 2009, people who live in the Sno-Isle Libraries district have a chance to cast an important vote - to make sure their community libraries continue to provide services that some people can't get anywhere else. Service like:
- Job search resources for the newly unemployed
- Special programs that help children develop literacy skills early, so they are ready for school
- Free online resources to help people research their family histories
- More than a million books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines for entertainment and learning
Right now, the owner of a $300,000 home pays about $93 a year for all of these great things, and more. The levy increase would add $27 more a year to that - a small price to pay for everything we can get at our community library.
If the levy increase fails, all of us will have fewer books, programs, online services, and open hours. This would negatively impact people who are struggling in today's economy, children who are poised to learn, students who are seeking academic success, and all of us who love books and reading.