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April 9, 2013

One-on-one sessions offered for Barker library vote

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Starting this weekend, residents of the Barker Central School District can attend one-on-one informational sessions concerning the Barker library tax levy vote.

The meetings will be held at the Barker Free Library, 8706 Main St. in Barker. The first is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, followed by meetings at 6 to 8 p.m. April 16 and 10 a.m. until noon April 19.

Library board members will be available at these informal meetings in the Community Meeting Area to share information about the library, the upcoming library vote and to answer questions residents may have.

At a March 27 meeting held at the Barker Fire Hall, Roy Anderson, president of the Board of Trustees of the Barker Free Library, provided details about the vote that proposes to transition the Barker Free Library to a public school district library. A districtwide mailing was sent out to inform residents of the meeting and of the May 21 vote at the Barker High School Auditorium from noon to 8 p.m.

Anderson explained that the Barker Free Library Board of Trustees has decided to pursue becoming a school district public library in order to stabilize its funding and provide elected representation to the taxpayers.

The March 27 meeting presentation is available online at the library’s website atwww.BarkerFreeLibrary.com. It featured graphs that illustrated the significant increases in circulation, number of borrowers and patron visits over the past several years.

Residents who are not able to attend any of the sessions at the library can contact Anderson at 795-3987.

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