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Helstien: Vote Yes for San Juan Island Library bond

  • Written by Beth Helstien

 Dear Editor

I am writing to urge you to join me in voting Yes for the Library bond this September.

There are lots of reasons why we need a new building--safer parking, space for programs, more space for books and other materials, and to save money on building upkeep which takes a larger bite out of the Library's operating budget every year as the current building ages. 

I am especially excited to see a new building that will make the Library more of a community space. We need space for all kinds of gatherings--casual meetings where islanders run into neighbors and sit down to chat, small meeting rooms where a few people can sit down to have a private conversation or make an online presentation, and formal meeting space in a room right-sized for our community.  Please vote yes, and don't hesitate to reach out to me if you want to talk about it.

Beth Helstien