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While I believe that we need to careful when spending taxpayer's money and I can't speak to your point about granite counters, I very much disagree that library services are not a wonderful use of money.
Don't we want to live and work in an amazing community? One that values children, the elderly, learning, and building community relationships?
Providing storytime to children, book babies groups, community classes on any a variety of topics, summer reading programs, etc. are a fantastic way to create and encourage community development. Reaching out to people that are otherwise marginalized only increases the value of the community. Property values go up with better community, education levels go up, and your neighborhood becomes a better place to live.
We live in a social society. The more we put into it, the more we get out of it.
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