Library system needs levy support | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

While frustration and discontent with our public institutions often spark civic engagement one institution seems to garner almost universal love: our library.

As stewards of access to free and open information, libraries are the beacon of serving the public good and nowhere else are most request met with: “Sure, we can get that for you.” Concerns are generally met with an open mind and willingness to listen and hardly ever does one encounter defensiveness.

Libraries are a foundational cornerstone of any democracy. While it has been suggested that we don’t need libraries since we have the internet, make no mistake: Libraries are more important than ever. With efforts to dismantle net neutrality as well as the monitoring of on-line behavior, libraries are more critical than ever if we want to preserve the right to access any kind of information and maintain privacy.

The library has proven itself to be a responsible steward of public dollars. Let us cast our vote of support for the KRL levy.

CHARLOTTE ROVELSTAD

Bainbridge Island

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