To the editor:

On Nov. 2, the residents of Kinderhook and Stuyvesant will have the opportunity to support continued excellence in library service by voting YES on Proposal 6.

The COVID-19 pandemic made clear how vital the Kinderhook Memorial Library is to the community when it adapted and added services to enable residents to safely access materials and programming to meet their needs. The library has not requested a tax increase since 2018, and the 4.6% increase requested for the 2022 budget, which would amount to just pennies per week per household, is targeted for replacement of the library’s public access computers and enhancement of online digital services such as Overdrive and Hoopla which have seen a 41% increase in usage in the past year.

On Election Day, I urge the residents of the Towns of Kinderhook and Stuyvesant to turn the ballot over (the Proposal appears on the reverse) and vote YES on Proposal 6.

Marie Orlando, Chair

Friends of the Kinderhook Memorial Library

Kinderhook

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