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Mrs. Karras has a good idea to help libraries; charging small fees for services also would help

Letter-writer John Karras (April 27) and I agree the state’s library system requires full funding. Libraries are among essential governmental functions, as opposed to other functions, such as social assistance, business, community and consumer affairs, which should receive lesser priorities – or perhaps even left to private enterprise. 

Government does too many nonessential things at the expense of ignoring what government is established to do.

John’s wife does indeed have a good idea: enlisting donations from book club members. I believe our local library can go a few steps further.



Why not charge nominal fees for issuing library cards, interlibrary loans, use of the library’s computers? A little imagination might identify other services. Everyone is taxed to support the library whether they use it or not. 

People receiving specific services should expect to pay for them.



Tony Flitcraft                                         Frisco


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