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Library Bond Proposition
By Heather Muench


September 28, 2010
Tuesday AM

Dear Editor,

Ketchikan's current library is cramped and doesn't meet ADA compliance. Despite this, it is heavily used by young and old, by rich and poor, including those without other literary resources. Monthly circulation is over 16,000. Many Ketchikan children developed a love of reading and learning from visits to the library. The community supports our library and its wonderful staff.

Now we have a golden opportunity to take advantage of the one time 50% State funding grant for a new public library which requires our bonding participation. There are also private grants also available for the project. Potentially, we can have a new library for a third of its cost. We would be foolish not to utilize these grants and State funding. A Yes Vote on City Proposition 3 will make our new library a reality.


Heather Muench
Ketchikan, AK

About: "A long time library user whose children benefited from the Children's Library."

Received September 27, 2010 - Published September 28, 2010



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