Opinion: Vote yes on small increase for public library, says Norwood resident
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:52 pm

To the Editor:

On May 23, members of the Norwood Public Library district will have an opportunity to vote on trustees, and a very small increase in their annual appropriation.

This increase would add an additional $.03 per thousand, or $3 per 100,000 of assessed value. I would like to urge my neighbors and friends to vote “yes.”

Our library has become much more than a repository of books.

It is a community hub. We have access to Internet service, movies, passes to the Wild Center, canning equipment, and unlimited on-line classes. Library programs include Lego Day, Walk With Ease, Teen Advisory Group, Story Time for Toddlers, Art workshops, Local author visits, Healthy Cooking, Pokemon Club, and my favorite - Book Club.

I have only scratched the surface of what our library offers. It is constantly evolving, and open to the needs of our small community.

It is important in a day and age where technology, and the means to exchange ideas is rapidly changing, that we keep up. I believe that our library is the conduit to that aim.

The voting will take place at the library from 2–8 p.m.

Maureen W. Triolo