If you’re a parent, you must love our libraries. And you might feel good or bad about the library levy on the ballot. If you’re undecided, please vote “yes” on 26-125. Ballots are due by May 15. I doubt I’ll convince you if you’re already planning to vote ‘no.’
The levy retains the current rate of $0.89 per 1,000 of assessed property value, meaning that this levy does not increase taxes. It replaces the current levy which expires June 30, 2012.
Reading is so important for our kids’ successes. And our libraries encourage them to read, and inflate their brains. Portland libraries provide early reading programs for more than 100,000 children and parents. The library also provides a safe place for kids to go after school. And the library’s summer reading program reached over 98,000 children last year.
This levy also funds important programs for seniors; the home delivery service alone brings over 200,000 books to homebound seniors.
The library is also a great place to use the computers (for free) and search for work.
Please vote yes on 26-125.
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Who does not read, lives but one life. Who reads, lives a thousand.