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Valley Viewpoints: Vote ‘yes’ on library

by Rosa Kemmis of Fulton

When I was growing up in Fulton, we were known as “The City That The Depression Missed.” Our industries were strong and vibrant until the 21st century.

This is no longer true.

The closing of our major industries has effected the finances of the City of Fulton to the degree that this year’s public library budget had to be reduced by $80,000.

Our library is a “free public library.” It is used by everyone in the area, both city and county. The services provided by our library are too numerous to mention.

It serves our children on evenings and weekends and during their vacation periods. It provides computer service for people searching for employment.  It provides enrichment to the community in the form of books. movies and music.

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Valley Viewpoints: Another cheap shot at Fulton Public Library

by Nicholas Emrich of Fulton

Here we go again! I knew it was only a matter of time before someone else took a cheap shot at our local library. First, I would like to suggest to you, Mr. Chapple, that you go back to our library and check a few books out, especially grammar.

The library isn’t taking another bite from the apple and asking for more money. The library is trying to restore the funding that was cut from the 2012 Fulton City budget.

Furthermore, it would only cost you and I the same as a gallon of gasoline a year to support the library through the proposition on the school ballot.

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