KCLS’s limited printing hurts communities | Letter

Did you know that local KCLS libraries will be cutting down print quotas for its patrons drastically from 75 pages down to a mere 10 pages next year?

Printing is an essential resource for those who cannot afford to have a printer at home, low-income households, job seekers, students and educators to name a few. This move discourages patrons from using the library as by KCLS’s own admission, “people flock to the library to print.”

Also, there is no financial stewardship in this move as for every $100 in the library budget, only $0.80 goes toward print costs. By the library’s own admission, there have not been discussions about how much money it may save the library system or where those funds would go.

As homeowners, four percent of our property taxes go to the library. Let us stand up against a policy that is not only radical and disproportionate but also hurts the poor and vulnerable, students, immigrants and other demographics in our communities. Reach out to the KCLS board at boardoftrustees@kcls.org to voice your concern.

Richard Lewis

Kirkland

More in Letters to the Editor

Keep our waterfront parks clean | Letter

Keep our waterfront parks clean I read with interest the article in… Continue reading

Get Buttigieg on the ballot | Letter

As I was canvassing in Issaquah for signatures to put Pete Buttigieg… Continue reading

Still fighting for transportation solutions | Letter

The cartoonist for the Kirkland Reporter needs to do a little research… Continue reading

KCLS’s limited printing hurts communities | Letter

Did you know that local KCLS libraries will be cutting down print… Continue reading

Another installment in the Trump saga | Letter

Do we really have to wait another year for our elections —… Continue reading

Cultural misappropriation | Letter

On Saturday Nov. 2, families were invited to partake in a screening… Continue reading

Vote for Black |Letter

I am supporting Neal Black in his campaign for Kirkland City Council,… Continue reading

ADUs are a short-sighted answer | Letter

I was disappointed after reading the stance of the candidates for Kirkland… Continue reading

Vote for I-976 | Letter

I urge you to vote for Initiative 976. We don’t need trains… Continue reading

Bliesner is a quality candidate | Letter

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) school board position is one of… Continue reading

Vote for Morgan | Letter

I am writing to support Martin Morgan for the Kirkland City Council.… Continue reading

Falcone is the smart choice | Letter

In the race for Kirkland City Council Pos. 6, Amy Falcone is… Continue reading