As someone who uses the Library on a weekly basis, I see how the community uses and benefits from participation with our library’s many resources.
There are service members and college students now living outside the community who can access downloadable books or online research materials from almost anywhere in the world with their Chewelah Library card.
I have several friends who come to the library just to have access to a computer or to gain free high-speed internet access. Others come to the library to spend some quiet time alone reading a free magazine or the local paper during a lunch break.
Busy people can download e-books or check out audio materials to listen to in the car or while doing their spring cleaning or do-it-yourself projects. And if they need help with their project, the library has resources like instructional videos, books, and online manuals for tips and techniques.
The unemployed can begin new careers with the library’s job and educational resources.
It is a venue where children, teenagers, or adults can explore new interests and develop their creativity. There are other benefits to having a local library, such as enjoying a free movie at home. Ask your friends, neighbors, or a library patron for their examples.
Community is more than just one person. It is all of us. The local library represents the interests of all of us in one way or another. Please vote YES to save Chewelah’s.