To the Editor:
In response to Cindy Thiele’s letter (May 4) regarding paying for a Crystal Lake library card.
I have lived in unincorporated Cary since 1988. Years ago, we had to pay for a Cary library card based on a percentage of your real estate taxes. Several years ago, the Cary library was added to our real estate bill and you no longer had a choice of paying for a library card – it was automatically added to your taxes whether or not you used it.
Perhaps Ms. Thiele didn’t realize she was paying for the use of the Cary library on her real estate taxes. It was one of the few benefits of being unincorporated, but that benefit was taken away. It really is better to have “pay for use” but that’s not the way the government works.