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Jane Lumm
Mike Anglin
Sally Petersen
Ingrid Sheldon
Mary Hathaway
Carolyn Grawi
Gwen & John Nystuen
Leslie Morris
Anna Schnitzer
Nancy Shiffler
Jack Eaton
Ann Schriber
Kathy Clark
Bitsy Lamb
Andy LaBarre
Dianne Widzinski
Vivienne Armentrout
Stephen & Agnes Reading
Myra Larson
Alice J. Ralph
Larry Argetsinger
Pat & Victor Munoz
Martha Ratliff
Ted Annis
Marvin Kirsh
Anna Darsky
Dale & Janet Dohler
Anthony Eliassen
Christina Lirones
Sarajane Winkelman
Linda Pedrick
Rita Mitchell
Michael & Nina Homel
Karen Sidney
James D'Amour
Jim & Janet Vincze
Paul Bancel
Vince Caruso
Paul & Emily Hollenberg
Yousef Rabhi

Nancy's website for the 2014 campaign is
  Nancy Kaplan for Council 

Why I am seeking re-election

The Ann Arbor District Library is an essential community resource. My goal is to contribute to its innovative growth and development. I am committed to meeting the needs of current and future patrons of all ages, socio-economic levels, and capabilities.

I was honored by your vote two years ago electing me to the board. As a Trustee for the past two years, I have had the opportunity to represent the input of our community and encourage your presence at board meetings.

Now I again ask for your vote to continue to represent you as an Ann Arbor District Library Board Trustee. 

The library is at an important juncture. With an excellent history of fiscal responsibility, the library has built three innovative neighborhood libraries. Depending on your vote, the library maybe embarking on a new project. The November ballot will have the proposal to finance a new downtown library. If approved the library will significantly enhance its ability to serve you in the twenty-first century. The focus of the improvement is on you the patrons of the library. 

A new building would: accommodate the significant increase in daily visits--more than 600,000 per year (yes, downtown library visit numbers are up approximately 30% since 1997); offer more computer and internet sessions (decrease wait time and increase use time); make available more meeting and work rooms; have a comfortable, quiet, well lit reading room; have an environmentally efficient infrastructure; improved ADA compliance (better for all), and more (for more details go to www.aadl.org). The decision and opportunity are yours.

Whatever the next steps, I welcome your views and input. Contact me by email and let me hear you speak at public comment time at board meetings.  I encourage your involvement in your public library.

I am asking for your vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Nancy Kaplan, 3065 Hunting Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48104