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Your Views: Hall County library needs sales tax funds to grow
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Hall County voters will be asked on March 17 to approve SPLOST VII, a special purpose local option sales tax that includes funding for the purchase of books and renovation of the library’s main branch in Gainesville.

Public libraries offer every person in our community open access to resources and technologies for lifelong learning. Storytimes for children, teen activities, adult programs, Internet use and tech classes are available.

The passage of SPLOST is vitally necessary for our library. Decreased funding in the past years has limited the library’s ability to purchase new materials, which is why you can’t find copies of new books on the shelves. This SPLOST will allow the library to increase the collection at all branches for our patrons.

The main branch in Gainesville was built in 1967 and is in dire need of renovation. SPLOST money would allow for some expansion, providing more room and making the building a safe and adequate environment for both users and staff.

The Friends of the Hall County Library encourages passage of this referendum. The Hall County Library is a vital and important service to our community and we need to support it by voting “yes” on March 17.

Judy Chasey
president, Friends of Hall County Library

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