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Top 10 Reasons Why the Library is the Most Important Place in Town

With apologies and thanks to David Letterman as well as thanks to Julie Biando Edwards, Melissa S. Rauseo, and Kelley Rae Unger for their article in Public Libraries.

Number 10 :  Libraries are important partners with many community agencies.

Number 9:   Library collections and services grow directly out of community needs

Number 8: Libraries are places where people come to know themselves and their communities

Number 7: Libraries build communities and strengthen neighborhoods and towns

Number 6:  Libraries promote personal growth, teach important life skills, and support creative endeavors.

Number 5: Libraries are champions of Children, Youth and Families

Number 4: Libraries provide important resources for job seekers.

Number 3:  People vote with their feet and usage is at an all-time high.

Number 2:  Working with our elected state officials, public libraries are currently exempted from the pension push down saving $64,000 for Allegany County.

Number 1:  Each month we return one half of our annual budget in value back to the community.     Last year (FY11) for every dollar in local funding yielded $12.80 in value back to the community.

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