Letter from the Director
by Sally Tornow, Library Director
Thanks to all of you who have supported our efforts, turned out in droves to many Town Council meetings, attended focus group meetings, and voiced your opinions, the Library renovation plans have made it further than any previous attempts. The make or break vote is this Tuesday, Nov. 6th – PLEASE go vote, make your friends vote, and I even urge you to accost strangers in the grocery store!
The wording on the ballot (it is Question 4) is as follows:
“Shall the sum of $6,500,000 be appropriated for the proposed renovation and expansion of the New Milford Public Library and authorize the issue of bonds, notes, or temporary notes for financing of the same, with the balance of the project to be funded by grants and private contribution?”
We have inundated those of you on Facebook with facts about the Library, but for those of you not on FB, make sure you take a look at the accompanying fliers, so if you really do accost the person in the grocery store, you will have facts to share with him or her!
We are so very grateful for the bipartisan action taken by the Town Council and Mayor Bass (they voted unanimously to send the project to referendum), all the work done by the Modernization Committee over the past three years, our FRIENDS of NMPL, and the efforts of our Board of Trustees for their efforts over the last 20 years to renovate the Library. All of YOU, our patrons, deserve a 21st century library and considering the newest part of the current library was built in the second half of the 20th century, it is overdue. Make sure you vote on Nov. 6th!!
VOTE ON NOV. 6TH!