How important is full access to a local, public library to you?

A Crockery Township group wants to put a 0.33-mill tax proposition before township voters to join the Spring Lake public library district. Right now, Crockery residents can pay $88 for a library card for limited services at Spring Lake District Library.

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Mark Brooky

A Crockery Township group wants to put a 0.33-mill tax proposition before township voters to join the Spring Lake public library district. Right now, Crockery residents can pay $88 for a library card for limited services at Spring Lake District Library.

To read the Tribune stories on the library access issue, click the following:

"Crockery group seeks library access"

"Residents seek library options"

 

Barry Soetoro

How about another selection: "I would use it, but would rather have others pay for it".

rukidding

Although there are people who use the public library often, and for a variety of reasons, I don't anymore. Our family has taken advantage of any, and all resources offered by the public libraries in the numerous places we have had residence. Now that our children are grown and with the advent of the internet and the ability to search anything at anytime, we just have no use for the brick and mortar anymore. We've gone from being in a library several times a week to not have darkened the threshold in well over four or five years.

bigdeal

Come out of your dungeon (apologies to wing) and see the light of day already! Everyone can use the internet, I did it last night (opps, doing it again). You seem to equate library with books, Library = Books. My goodness man, you really haven't been to a library in a while. Welcome to the 21st Century! Here is a calendar of library events for your perusal, be sure to check out the guest speakers, they are great (sometimes), and they have a lot of concerts we frequent.
http://host7.evanced.info/loutit...
In fact recently I counted my image 12 times in a concert covered in the Trib.

rukidding

I appreciate your point of view and I was just giving mine. We don't live in a dungeon and are out an about the tri-cities constantly. I read through the calendar of events you linked, we don't participate in pickle ball and if I did it would be at our health club. We don't need story time, it puts us to sleep. In all seriousness, there is nothing on the calendar that I would be interested in. I'm not saying we should eliminate libraries or lessen their impact on our community; we, as in my wife and I, just don't use them like we did prior to the access to the almighty internet.

I went though October and November and the only possible interesting thing, for me that is, might be on November 10, Classical Guitarist Paul Vondiziano. Issue on this is that he's competing with Sunday Football.

bigdeal

Cool. 4-5 years means you have never been in the new library in town to me. Sounds like the internet helped you find a program of interest to you in just a few seconds. Check out everything on the website. Also, if genealogy interests you, Loutit has a facility second to none.
This may not be for you per say, but for everyone. Here is a calculator (link from Loutit website) for what your return is on your tax dollars for your own personal use of the library...
http://mel.org/files/calculatorc...

AtomicRooster

Actually I would like to see them expand on their hours of operation. Many people cannot afford the expense of paying for home internet fees and depend on Wi-Fi to connect to the internet. Btw, what happened to that company that was going to set up in GH and provide a very economical way to connect to the internet?

bigdeal

I remember the press touting GH as the first wi-fi city in the US. Free wi-fi for all, entire city covered! Azulstar or something like that was the company. Probably died of overload in this Dutch town! lol

iamchristine999

I love the library and use it often. However I see no need for two libraries one in Spring Lake and one in Grand haven.

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