The Importance of Libraries - Douglas County Colorado Libraries Honored

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Douglas County Libraries Ranked 4th National Library Ratings

HPLR LogoDouglas County Libraries is moving on up!

In 2008, Douglas County Libraries moved from 7th to 4th place nationwide among libraries serving populations of 100,000 to 250,000.

The ratings are based on statistics collected from nearly 9,000 public libraries measuring 15 factors. The focus is on circulation, staffing, materials, reference service, and funding levels.

Many of us will face a referendum or amendment, requesting monies for education and libraries this year. please support them. We compete intellectually with the world, and succeed to the degee that we provide ablities to teachers, students, and schools to excel. Education and libraries go hand in hand.

I routinely have 20 or mmore books borrowed, in addition to those I purchase for my personal collection. When I recycle books from my library, I donate them. I often save a year's subscription to particularly interesting magazines, and donate the series to the library.

Still, their costs are rising, too: benefits, heating, lighting, and water, along with improvements and facilities maintenance.

Libraries are an important part of our culture, as they help document and preserve it for our posterity. Please remember this at your polling place and support your local libraries.

Congrsatulations to the honor mine received. Click the link to find out about it. Good news deserves posting!

My best to you all, always,

Lou Farris, MBA
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