As the recently retired director of the Newport Public Library, I encourage all eligible Lincoln County residents to vote yes for Ballot Measure 21-197, the renewal of the Lincoln County Library District’s local option tax.
Funds from this tax provide all residents of Lincoln County access to the programs and services of the public libraries in Toledo, Waldport, Siletz, Newport and Lincoln City. Those services and programs include story times for children; summer reading programs for children, young adults and adults; access to over a quarter-million books, newspapers, magazines, books on CD, DVSs, electronic books, computers, internet access and more.
Ballot Measure 21-197 is not a new tax. Lincoln County residents have helped support the libraries in Lincoln County for many years with this funding. Please vote yes and show your continued support of our county’s libraries.