Part of our great agricultural heritage in this nation has been the tradition of free public education which has always been prominent in rural areas of our country. The late industrialist Andrew Carnegie carried on this tradition when he donated funds for the Greenville Public Library back at the turn of the century (1901).
It is without question that our local Greenville Public Library has delivered remarkable library services to the public for over 115 years and continues to expand and improve its programs. The much admired construction project with the twin additions and other renovations to the building were completed in 2008 and they provided much needed square footage for the library to deliver even more services to the Greenville and Darke County area.
Therefore, I urge support for the Library’s renewal tax levy of 1 mil which will be on the March 15, 2016 ballot. The library is truly an exceptional place and provides so many services and activities, including youth programs, group discussions, film series, seed lending library, computer services and classes and on and on and on. Yes I believe that “Andrew” would be proud of his local continuing legacy and I urge all to support the library levy in the upcoming election.
Former Greenville Public Library Board Member
Sec.-Treas. Darke County Farmers Union