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Library saves seniors money

| Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

It's sad seniors complaining about a tax to support the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library don't realize many older residents borrow library books for free instead of spending more for a book than the potential tax amount — saving money for seniors.

The whole point of taxes and public funds is pooling resources to help each other; seniors thus benefit from other people's money in many ways.

Plus, a single library card often represents a whole struggling young family. They'll become more prosperous and thus pay more taxes later. Would they choose to live where they can't help their kids become lifelong readers by reading many books for free instead of the few they can afford to buy?

Kimberly Kunkle

Mt. Pleasant Township

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