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We’ve got a great library, vote Yes on S to keep it that way


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What do you need for a great library? The answer, from those pushing the fifth renewal of Stanislaus County’s eighth-cent library sales tax, is money.

While that’s true, there’s more to it. It also takes commitment, innovation, dedication, perspiration and inspiration. Combine all those, and the library becomes something far more than just a place to find books and bookmarms.


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Say Yes to S!

 

We love our libraries, but without the eighth-cent sales tax they won’t exist

By Pat Portwood

If you think the line at Starbucks is long in the morning, check out the crowds waiting outside the Modesto Library 15 minutes before the doors open almost any day of the week.

And you know what? Everyone gets in, everyone is served, and it doesn’t cost them a penny.


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Stanislaus libraries are counting on voters to keep them open

By Key Oyer

My wife, Jackie, and I are supporting Measure S on the November ballot. It is a renewal of an existing 1/8th cent sales tax to support libraries in Stanislaus County that has been in effect since 1995.

This small sales tax has kept libraries open through hard financial times. On several occasions, Stanislaus County voters, by more than a two-thirds margin, have voted to retain the tax because they realize the importance of libraries.


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There are many reasons to continue supporting our excellent library system

By Daniel Marsh

Voters in November will be asked again to vote is a countywide election to renew the eighth-penny sales tax to support our countywide library system. I hope you will vote yes on Measure S .

We need to keep this first-rate library system up and running for the thousands who use it daily. By voting yes, we will protect the infrastructure we already have and allow for progressive advances in the near future.


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Measure S costs so little, but provides so much

By Jeff Jardine

Measure S presently provides nearly 90 percent of the funding for the Stanislaus County library system – the main library in Modesto and 12 branches. The average resident pays approximately $18 per year to support the library through an additional eighth-cent in sales tax. Local, county and state funding provide about 10 percent of the county library’s funding.


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Stanislaus library goes everywhere and all the time

By Dick Hagerty

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