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Keep Turlocks library open
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Imagine that your income is slashed by 87 percent. It’s a frightening thought. What would you do? Stanislaus County Libraries are facing that reality if Proposition S is not passed. In November voters will be asked to Vote Yes on S to extend the 1/8 cent sales tax. It must be passed with a two-thirds margin.

Turlock citizens have been fortunate having a dedicated and well-staffed library open six days a week. The 1/8 cent sales tax makes it possible to keep and maintain staff, finance new and upgraded computers, as well as providing carefully planned out children’s programs and activities that are well attended and appreciated by the mothers and fathers who bring their children in to participate. (A monthly calendar is provided by the children’s librarian letting parents know when the activities are scheduled).  A well-stocked library with books, large print books, CDs, books on cd, magazines etc. is all made possible by the 1/8 cent sales tax. This is impossible if Proposition S is not passed.

This is NOT a NEW tax, nor a partisan political issue. This is about keeping our libraries open. A library says volumes about its community. So please, spread the news, be active, let everyone know. Turlock is proud of their library and we want to keep it open for all of our citizens. Vote Yes on S.

— Brooks Judd