Who is it?
When the economy is bad, where can people go for free entertainment? THE LIBRARY!When a person is laid off and needs to cut costs, where can they find out how? THE LIBRARY!When you can no longer afford internet access, who offers free computers and internet access for your use? THE LIBRARY!When you need to check the want ads, who has all the local papers available in one place for free? THE LIBRARY!When the latest book in your favorite series comes out and you don't have the $40 needed to purchase it, where can you get it? THE LIBRARY!When you realize a job requires you to be bilingual, who provides Mango, a free online language teacher? THE LIBRARY!When you need to study and your household is too distracting, where can you go (and even access free WiFi)? THE LIBRARY! When it's been raining for 4 days straight and the kids are stir crazy, where can you almost always find something going on? THE LIBRARY!When you are homebound, either temporarily or permanently, who will pick out books based on your preferences and mail them to you, providing a free return package? THE LIBRARY!When you can't think of the name of that, that GUY who wrote the book about the wizards, where can you ask? THE LIBRARY! When you're looking for a book that isn't available at the local libraries, who will conduct a free nation-wide search and try to acquire the book for your use? THE LIBRARY!When you just want to kick back and watch a movie, where can you get new releases, foreign films, independent movies, and documentaries free? THE LIBRARY!When the government starts cutting funding, who's usually first in line for cuts? THE LIBRARY!!!Please contact your local legislators and let them know how valuable a public library is to a community and urge them to maintain level funding. Current budgets, if passed, will reduce the services that many of you use regularly, the number of new materials we are able to purchase, the hours we can stay open to help you, and the staff who are here to assist you. It's not too late! You can be the one to make a difference -just make a call, send a letter or an e-mail. Thank you!