Porter trustees encourage Yes vote
The Board of Trustees of the Westlake Porter Public Library wholeheartedly endorses a YES vote for Issue 6, our five-year renewal operating levy on the May 8 ballot.
Since passing an operating levy 10 years ago the library has carefully managed its resources and operated without any increase in taxes. Issue 6 is also a renewal with no increase in taxes to Westlake voters.
With an extensive and ever-changing collection of over a quarter of a million items in a variety of digital, electronic and print formats, the Westlake library serves all segments of the diverse Westlake community. Open 70 hours each week and with over 66,000 square feet of collaborative space the library offers the latest in technology and media resources with little or no cost to patrons.
In the five years since the current levy was passed in 2013, the library has begun offering new collections and services such as access to thousands of books and other materials via SearchOhio and OhioLink, Roku and GoChip streaming devices, 4K Ultra HD discs, video games, passport service, Laptops Anytime, mobile device charging machines, auto-renewals and access to online education services like Lynda.com, and also undergone a major renovation – all without asking taxpayers for additional funds.
We urge the entire Westlake community to join with us and vote YES on Issue 6 on the May 8 ballot.
Board of Trustees, Westlake Porter Public Library