This is the year for the County bond election in the Fall. Like the City, the County provides funding for library materials through General Obligation Bonds issued every two years. The Library Advisory Board and the administrative staff of the library system have requested that $2 million for library materials be on the October 2010 ballot. As of right now there has been no firm commitment by the County Commission to increase the bond amount to $2 million. This library funding is crucial for the purchasing of new books and media – especially at this time when library usage is increasing significantly.
County commissioners will host meetings with their constituents during the next three months. It is very important for as many citizens as possible to show their support for the Library at these meetings. See the Duke City Fix for the locations and times of the first three meetings. The remaining 2 district meetings will be posted as soon as they are scheduled.
Please attend all or at least one of these meetings. Invite everyone you know to also attend. It could be especially important for residents of the County outside of Albuquerque to be present. There will be “Support Libraries” buttons available at the meetings. Please be prepared to convey to the Commissioners, your support for the Library and how much it means to you, your family and your community.
Check out the "My Library" group on Duke City Fix for more information on this & other library issues!