LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote yes for Coupeville library expansion

To the editor:

Andrew Carnegie, industrialist (1835-1919) said: “There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.”

All of us in central Whidbey have an opportunity to vote YES to expand the space and services of our own busy, vital Coupeville public library.

Vote yes for more space for children’s programs, book club meetings, and computers for patron’s free Internet access. Many of the library’s free evening programs lack space for chairs and are standing-room-only.

Vote yes to provide patrons with a quiet place for research or to read the free newspapers. In addition to the books, more space is needed to meet the growing requests for free movies and music CDs.

We’re sure voting yes on Aug. 19 for the expansion of our community’s public library, and urge you to also.

John and Wendy Moon