I went out door-knocking Thursday morning and met some new friends. One of those friends asked me about the library.
She complimented the city on the changes at the library and how much she appreciated having such a nice place to go to. (note: she uses the library weekly) We had a thoughtful discussion and these questions came up as we talked:
- Who uses the library?
- Do you like the virtual library using e-books or do you prefer to hold your books and literature?
- Would you be willing to pay for programs at the library beyond your current tax contribution?
- Do you think the current library meets the needs of a city the size of Ankeny?
- Do you think we need satellite libraries around the city or should everything be on line with no buildings?
- Lastly should Ankeny have a library at all or is this an area to cut taxes?
In case you're interested, check here to see how libraries are funded in Iowa.
What are your thoughts about the Ankeny library? I look forward to hearing them.
Mona Bond is one of three candidates running for Ankeny City Council. She is using Patch to encourage voters to have conversations with her. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The primary election for this race will be held July 17.