Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Library Talking Points

  • The overide question is for the entire amount needed from the Town to operate.
  • The amount on the override is the bare minimum to meet state requirements. 
  • Without the overide, no money would be allocated to support the Library.
  • Without the passage of the override, both libraries in Town would close in July.
  • The libraries have a collection of 55,000 items that will go unused. 
  • There are 4,000 persons in Town with library cards that will not have access to a library.  
  • The library had a total of more than 42,000 patron visits last year.
  • The library's programs for children will cease, which last year had a total attendance of  over 3,000  children.
  • Town residents will not have access to free library computers.
  • Town residents will not be able to borrow materials from other area libraries.
  • The Town of Orange will no longer receive $5.10 in services for every $1.00 spent on the library.
  • Students will not have access to a library after school for homework.
  • The Orange Library, in existence since 1857 and one of the first in the nation, will cease to exist.
  • Your support is essential for our survival.

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