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Vote for library bonds

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I encourage everyone to vote Yes on Bond B (“Bonds for Libraries”) Nov. 2. We use our libraries at a tremendous rate: on an average day in 2009, public libraries served 25,400;  college libraries served 22, 857 and our school libraries served tens of thousands of K-12 students.  
Our libraries are a lifeline in these troubled times,  especially the computers, not only to fill out job applications but even federal health care applications.
Ironically, as library use increases dramatically, library funding dries up. If Bond B  passes, our public libraries will receive $19,150,  LAPS $17,400 and UNM-LA $7,350. Without this funding, our libraries face reduced hours and cuts in materials and staffing. Vote Yes on Bond B.

Patricia Kokesh
Los Alamos