Ann Arbor deserves a great downtown library!

Please vote YES for the $65m bond proposal to provide Ann Arbor with a world-class building to match its world-class library system.

The Current Building
And its key shortcomings

"Many of the flaws now visible are the inevitable result of age, changing technologies and shifting needs and interests of the public."

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The Vision
What will it offer our community?

What will the new library offer? Why not renovate? What about eBooks? What is wrong with the current building?

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The Vote
What will it mean for you?

What is on the November 6, 2012 ballot? How much will the proposal cost me?

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The library, by the numbers.

How does this library and and its building project stack up against others?

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An Inadequate Current Building

Now is the Best Time to Build

Proven & Responsive Library Leadership

A Dynamic New Library for Everyone

It would be easy to assume in the world of constant connectivity, instant communication and ever smaller, cheaper and ubiquitous electronic devices that a library is now a useless anachronism of modern society.  That couldn't be further from the truth.  We desperately need places to connect with history, with art, with knowledge and with each other.  The vision that the Ann Arbor District Library has for a reinvention of our public library as a resource for our entire community, and one that takes into consideration how the world has changed in seeking knowledge, makes their proposal compelling and essential.  We take great pride in our community: our downtown, our parks, our schools, our children and how we take care of all of them together.  A library is one of those key resources that we as leaders can only bring about as a whole community working together.

" - Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations (Read More)

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