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Published: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

I call your attention to the recent article in the Northwest Herald titled “Woodstock Library to issue cards to residents of PADS,” I was happy to read this article.

Growing up in Wisconsin, I used the library constantly as we could not afford all the books that I was interested in and read. Everyone should have the opportunity to borrow books for their education and reading enjoyment.

However, I have the same limited card, and it is very limited, that the residents of PADS have. I live on the west side of Wonder Lake and am considered a “rural member.”

I have been paying taxes to the Woodstock Library for more than 50 years. My only alternative is to pay for a regular member card. I have family that lives on the east side of Wonder Lake and are members of the McHenry Public Library, but they are “full members” of that library. I have discussed this with the library, and all they will tell me is that the residents of the city of Woodstock pay more taxes than I do.

While I would not want the residents of PADS to be denied their library cards, I really do not understand the new policy of the library.

And I don’t understand their antiquated policy concerning their “rural members.”

Marian Eising

Wonder Lake

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