Supports millage election request for Lenawee District Library vote on Aug. 6

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To the Editor,

I am a lifelong resident of Britton and Tecumseh. Although I have a Tecumseh address, I live in Britton School District. I am writing this letter with the hope of encouraging fellow Britton residents to support the Britton Library at the polls on August 6th.

The Lenawee District Library (of which the Britton Library is a branch) is asking for .6 mills on the August 6th ballot. I think this is a very small price to pay for something as necessary as a public library.

Britton is a small community, and as someone who graduated from Britton High School myself and now has three young children, I know it can sometimes be difficult to find the type of entertainment and education that a library can provide. Economic times are tough; but access to a library is exactly what people need during times like this. It’s a place for children to stop by after school, adults to search for and apply for jobs, and even a great place to grab a paperback novel for a warm summer day.

Budgets for libraries and schools have been declining recently, which is a sad thing. I believe that if this millage does not pass, many of the small community libraries in the county, such as the Britton Library, will have no option left but to close their doors. Let’s ensure that the Britton Library stays open.
Vote to support the Lenawee District Library on August 6th.

Mindy Jordan

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