EveryLibrary Backs Cornelius Public Library Bond

EveryLibrary, the first national Political Action Committee (PAC) for libraries, today announces its support for the library community in Cornelius, Oregon as they campaign for the Cornelius Public Library Bond on the November 5th, 2013 mail-in ballot.

EveryLibrary, the first national Political Action Committee (PAC) for libraries, today announces its support for the library community in Cornelius, Oregon as they campaign for the Cornelius Public Library Bond on the November 5th, 2013 mail-in ballot.

Yes for Cornelius Library logo

This $2.4 million dollar bond will fund a portion of the cost for the design and construction of a new 16,000 square foot library building with senior housing above. EveryLibrary is pledging $1,000 in financial support to the "Yes for Cornelius Library" committee for voter education and get out the vote activities. If successful, new bond authority for the Cornelius Public Library will provide more space for collections and computers and new areas for adult, teen, and children’s programming, along with community meetings and youth recreation.

In a poll of registered voters, over 90% said that more space in the library is important for services such as children's literacy programs, homework help, children's materials, and quiet study spaces. Passing this library bond means that families and school groups would not have to travel to Hillsboro or Forest Grove for larger spaces and a better selection of materials. “This project is the result of a creative partnership that will result in a muti-faceted asset for use by the entire community. We are excited to have the opportunity to assist with this project and look forward to seeing its completion.” says J. Brad Coffey, Chair of the Yes for Cornelius Library committee.

"Yes for Cornelius Library" is a citizens' committee dedicated to ensuring that the Cornelius Public Library receives the funds it needs to serve the community through the Cornelius Public Library Bond. The committee has set up a website at http://yesforcorneliuslibrary.org/ and you can also find them on Facebook.

EveryLibrary is a politically active organization and is supported by contributions from citizens nationwide who believe that libraries matter in our society. You can learn more about EveryLibrary and its work building voter support for libraries at www.everylibrary.org.

 

EveryLibrary Backs Cornelius Public Library Bond
Contact: John Chrastka, Executive Director
[email protected]
312-574-0316

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  • John Chrastka
    published this page in News and Updates 2021-02-15 00:57:49 -0800