Lake budget ax claims victim: Libraries won't get new DVDs -- O...
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#1 Aug 29, 2007
WoW! What a significant cutback! Boy! This shows how really serious the county is about saving taxpayers' money.
I've got to go to a comm. meeting. Haven't been to the circus in years.
#2 Aug 29, 2007
This cutback is a direct effect of the property tax change.
Are fictional books not a form of entertainment?
#3 Aug 29, 2007
Also, DVDs make up a huge number in our circulation.
#4 Aug 30, 2007
DVD'S ARE ONLY A PART OF WHAT THE LIBRARY HAS TO OFFER. WITH THE WONDERFUL SELECTION THE LIBRARY HAS NOW, IT WOULD BE A REAL SHAME NOT TO CONTINUE THE SERVICE BY NOT ADDING NEW AND EXCITING SELECTIONS. IS THIS NOT WHAT THE LIBRARY IS ALL ABOUT? RE-THINK THIS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL.
#5 Aug 31, 2007
Not to mention the wonderful Family Movie nights lots of libraries have showing new release movies. It's a great free way to have family time. The kids always end up leaving with a few books too.
#6 Aug 31, 2007
Can the county justify taking away a highly circulated part of the library system? There are plenty of unpopular county expenses to look at without picking on the little guy. Paying for the use of a building that isn't in use doesn't make sense to me. Why is the county renting to begin with??
The library system is 3% of the county budget. Does it make sense to start your budget cuts with the littlest slice of the pie? How about department accountability? Monies for lost materials don't go back to the library directly. The libraries can make their own money, but it all goes into the general fund.
One thing is for sure. Don't think the government will be saving you anything on your property taxes in the future. Government has no morales and no accountability. They will simply take away from another service to make it appear like compliance to the taxpayer.
Today it's dvds, tomorrow, it's your local library!!
#7 Aug 31, 2007
I do believe that a lot of books are also turned into movies. So that would mean that not only are movies entertainment but books are as well. And due to me being a single parent and not being able to afford to take my children to the movie theaters or renting movies from a blockbuster, I can have my family movie night every week with my kids thanks to the DVD's from our local library. If you take the option of being able to check out movies away from the public I believe that it will take a great deal of business away. I have been in our local library a lot and seen multiple people check out not only movies, but books as well. People like variety and like the option to pick and choose what they want and as I said before, stopping the purchasing of DVD's will turn a lot of people away from the library because you are not only hitting the young people, you are also hitting the old people because I have seen so many senior citizens checking out the movies as well..
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