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Advocacy Spotlight: Putting Libraries on the Ballot

In 2010, computer software designer Tom Atkins, 70, was an advocate for Colorado public libraries who had spent more than 20 years asking policymakers and local county officials to keep library funding intact. Then, without warning, commissioners in his local county of Jefferson, Colorado, voted to divert property tax revenues away from the library system into other county departments. Atkins, ... Read More »