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Letter: Your vote matters

Vote yes for library levy


You have seen VOTE FOR THE LIBRARY signs in many yards in the Ada area.  Those signs are to remind voters that your vote matters!  We all have seen issues lose by one vote—that’s why your vote matters.

Have you visited the Ada Public Library recently or used their user-friendly website  At the library, you and your family have opportunities for free Wi-Fi, free computer usage, free notary service, voter registration, and excellent programs for babies through adults, including book discussions for tweens and adults.

There has been a reduction in revenue from the state of approximately $34,000 per year; therefore, the library is asking the community to support a five-year levy, which will generate $110,820 over the five-years.  The library will have a one (1) mill levy on the November 5 ballot for the purpose of current expenses. One (1) mill means that a home valued at $100,000 would cost approximately $35 a year or $2.82 a month.

Ada Public Library Facts:

  • The library partners with the Ada School; Ready, Set, Grow Pre-School; area businesses, Friends of the Library; Ohio Northern University, and VanCrest of Ada.
  • The 2019 Summer Reading Program hosted 96 programs, with an attendance of 2,379 participants.
  • Patrons have access to over six million items, including e-books, Blu-rays, DVDs, audio books, magazines, music CDs, movies, software, online databases, and educational materials; faxing/copying/printing services at reasonable rates, local newspapers, large selection of periodicals, large print books, digitally archived Ada newspapers, some dating back to 1859, and local history materials, including items of value for genealogy research and more.
  • Interesting and exciting programs are featured every week from lectures to “Donuts with a Cop” and working with homeschooled children. The Friends of the Library will host a Halloween Party at the Library tonight, Oct. 31, 4:30 - 7 p.m.

Yes, your vote matters.  Please VOTE FOR the Ada Public Library on November 5 to allow the library to continue its services and programs.

Connie Fleming, Chair
Ada Public Library Levy