Small price to pay to support library


I write in support of the Nov. 8 library mill levy, speaking as a parent of elementary children, an avid reader, and a high school librarian. Our Livingston-Park County Public Library is a haven for me and my family, as well as for countless others who rely on it for computer access, reading materials, and educational enrichment. If the levy doesn’t pass, our library will have to cut hours and services.

Owners of a $200,000 house will only see a 68-cent-per-month increase. The library saves me hundreds of dollars a year on books, magazines, and ebooks. I’m happy to pay a little more to maintain the library’s current level of service, and to expand offerings to the rest of Park County through bookmobile visits and other programming.

With all the turmoil caused by this 2016 election, let’s remember the words of T.S. Eliot: “The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.” Join me in voting yes for the library mill levy next week.

Kate Lende