Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ashland Library levy: Please attach yarnbombing tag in support

Yarnbombing tag: "Vote for the Library"
‘Vote for the Library.’ Updated photo added Sept. 23, 2012
I’ve created a yarn bombing tag and I need the help of a crafter in Ashland, Ore. to attach it at the Ashland Library.

Ashland voters are to decide this November whether to renew a levy that provides additional funding to the Ashland Public Library. Ashland voters originally approved the levy in November 2008 and the levy is set to expire in summer 2013.

My husband and I want to live in Ashland, but are unlikely to find work and relocate in time for the November election.

According to Vickie Aldous, reporting on July 18 for the Ashland Daily Tidings, without this money, Jackson County budget limitations would cause the Ashland library to be open 24 hours per week instead of the 40 hours per week that it is open now.

An explanatory statement for Measure 15-113 states, the levy will also finance three additional full-time employees or the equivalent and enhanced outreach programs for teens, seniors and children.

Funding for the library would cost up to 21 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, $50.51 for the owner of a home assessed at $241,000.

So to keep the library open at 40 hours per week, Ashland voters need to renew the levy. And that’s where your help comes in.

I have created a tag bearing a message of support: “Vote for the Library.” I need someone to attach it for me to a railing at the Ashland library.

Yarn Bombing @ Your Library, my library advocacy project, can be viewed on Facebook. Please send me a message if you can help.

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