As president of the Friends of the Portales Public Library president, I would like to encourage local voters to support General Obligation Bond B on the general election ballot.
GO Bond B will provide money to support all of the libraries in Roosevelt County, including the Portales Public Library, Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library, and the school libraries at Portales, Dora, Floyd and Elida.
The New Mexico State Board of Finance has determined that over a 10-year-period, the average cost to the owner of a property worth $100,000 will be only 56 cents per year.
We need our libraries now more than ever. Writer Anne Herbert may have said it best: "Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries."
Please help support libraries with a "yes" vote on Bond B.
Mae "Pape" Wofford