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Support Our Library Vote NO on Proposition 2

By Kathy Flora


September 13, 2022

Leaving the library the other day, I realized trips to the library for fifty years were never simply about picking up reading material. They were about talking with the staff knowing their names, and them knowing mine. It was about running into neighbors, hearing the laughter of children’s voices during story time. Browsing the new book shelf, taking a moment to look out at the breathtaking views from our library.

The people in our community depend on our library not only for books, but also for computers, internet access, and a safe, warm, accepting, accessible space.

Libraries are about people. All people. Generations of citizens have used  The Ketchikan Public Library services to combat isolation, economic situations, and social interaction. In the future I hope anyone with concerns, members of The Ketchikan Pride Alliance, and library staff can sit together at the library and get to know our neighbors without judgement.


Kathy Flora
Ketchikan, Alaska



Proposition 2 - October 04, 2022


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Received September 05, 2022 - Published JSeptember 13, 022

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