It was an exciting Election Day, and I want to thank all of our supporters. Our initiative to raise the mill levy for the Pine River Library District failed by 10 votes.
Some of you donated money, some of you wrote letters to the editor, some distributed yard signs or door hangers, some have been cheerleaders and advocates for the library.
For all those in the community who have come to love our library, we will continue to live up to the high standards we set for ourselves. We were recognized as the "Best Small Library in the Country" for a good reason!
I also want to recognize those of you who decided not to vote for the initiative. I suppose you had a good reason to vote against it and I want to assure you that the library will do its best to continue to serve everyone in the community by "connecting people with possibilities."
Here's an update from the Yes on 6A campaign committee. They raised $4,300 for the campaign. That funding went to postcards, stamps, website, signs, and digital ads- all of the items necessary for getting the word out about this important initiative. Our small but mighty group of volunteers has been responsible for doing all of this - and on a volunteer basis. The passion and dedication of this group has been truly incredible.
The staff at the library (five full-time and 10 part-time employees) is dedicated to providing the best service possible and helping with any of your informational, recreational and intellectual needs. If you don't know about the vast amount of services the library offers, please take the time to stop by.
Let us know if we fall short at any time so we can always be the best.
Pine River Library Director