Library is heart of community

To the editor:

I urge the voters of Houghton and Portage Township to vote yes on Nov. 7 to renew the operational millage for The Portage Lake District Library. This is a renewal for seven years of the current millage of 1.96.

Our library offers the community books, audio books, magazines and even games and stuffed animals for children.

I frequently enjoy the convenience of searching for books from home through the online catalog. There is an ever growing collection of audio and digital books available for checkout anywhere with an internet connection — even when you are out of town or on vacation.

Our library is constantly hosting and offering space for educational and fun activities. Recently I attended a community event in one of the meeting areas at the library. There were three events going on at that time, and two more beginning as the others ended.

The Portage Lake District Library is a valuable resource to children and adults. It continues to offer better service, more interesting programing, and with interlibrary loan I have been able to get almost any book I want.

This public library has always been the heart of the community for my family.