Letter to the Editor: Support Library GO Bond Issue B

By JUDY CROCKER
Los Alamos

About seven bazillion ads and letters later, I’m hoping this is short enough (and absolutely important enough) to encourage Los Alamos County residents to support Library GO Bond Issue B on Nov. 4.

In this year’s annual library report, dependence on our library system was confirmed:

  • 16,718 registered users
  • 26,170 reference questions
  • 314,612 library visits (87% of county residents are users)
  • 21,191 program attendees
  • 26,898 public internet computers users

Any long-time resident knows our circulation is roughly 3x the national average. Both information and literacy are important to us and have been critical here since the 1940s.

In addition to a public library system, Los Alamos County is gifted with both public school and university-level (UNM-LA) libraries reflected by excellent test results, literacy levels, and research availability through multiple sources. These libraries need our help, too.

The critical need for passing Library GO Bond Issue B remains. Please vote YES. Expanding on the details of the three library systems benefitting from a passed GO Bond Issue B makes for a great reference question – at the library!

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