New Roy library can serve more disadvantaged kids

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:16 PM

Nancy Jo Crocker


The Weber County Library provides a venue for all of us to acquire information and gain knowledge. If it is to continue providing information effectively, we need to vote ‘yes’ for the bond.

Currently, the southwest branch in Roy is too small to serve the needs of its patrons. West Haven, Hooper, Plain City and Farr West are all growing communities. How will such a small library serve the needs of our citizens in ten years?

We need to think of the future now. Weber County needs a modern, state-of-the art facility to meet the growing information needs of the population. People young and old will be able to take advantage of resources provided by a well-equipped library.

The library is a place to empower everyone, including those who live in poverty and lack technological resources. Four of the elementary schools in Roy are Title I schools and have students who live in poverty. These students often live in homes without books or Internet access. At North Park Elementary, where I have taught for the past 24 years, many of my students have had to struggle with these issues. Outside of school, the library is often the only place where students can go to use technology and gain information for the future.

The future is now. Vote ‘yes’ for the bond.

Nancy Jo Crocker

West Haven

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