Letter: Vote Yes for Butterfield Library

This year the ballot for the Haldane School District’s annual budget and trustee vote on Tuesday, May 19, will include a proposition regarding the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library. The proposition will ask voters if the library should be funded by Haldane School District residents in the amount of $73,150. A yes vote will sustain current library services; a no vote will significantly cut services.

I will vote yes in favor of the increased funding for the Butterfield Library and hope you will join me. Our beautiful library is an up-to-date community treasure that offers a wide range of services to all, including, of course, Haldane students K–12. The Butterfield staff helps kids find what they need. Even if the staff can’t offer a particular service, they will find out who will — with a smile.

Butterfield Library has resources that you can access from your home computers. The library is open 24/7 online with services like ancestry.com and online practice testing for civil service, college and graduate school exams. Did you know that at Butterfield Library, in addition to borrowing books, you can borrow museum passes to the Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Norwalk Aquarium and the Intrepid?

The Julia L. Butterfield Library opened its doors 90 years ago and has served our community well. Please join me in making sure that our gem of a library continues to help and inspire people, especially Haldane students, in years to come, maybe even 90 years from now!

Jean Marzollo
Cold Spring

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