Posted on Wednesday 8 August 2007

Thank you, Westerville! It’s a Landslide!

Everyone associated with the library is humbled by yesterday’s election results. Everyday we strive to provide the very best services we can to an outstanding community. Today’s results re-affirm the community’s appreciation for what we do and the trust you have in us.

Your trust is something we take very seriously and is why we remain one of the most cost efficient libraries, not only in Ohio, but nationwide. We live in a great community and the Westerville Public Library is just one of our great community assets. Along with our city government and our great schools, Westerville is indeed one of the great communities in which to live and work.

Make no mistake about it, that is because of you, the average citizen that understands the importance of community and the importance of investing in our future. We deeply appreciate your continuing support and fully understand our responsibility to you, the taxpayer.

For the past 75 years, we have pledged to provide the very best services possible in the most cost effective manner possible. Your vote today, re-affirms our commitment to continue that great tradition. All of us are humbled by your support and pledge our continuing commitment to you.

Thank you so very very much!!!!

Don W. Barlow

Executive Director


    August 8, 2007 | 9:48 am

    Congratulations Westerville Library! I don’t live in Westerville and sorely wished I could have voted on the issue but I am so glad that your levy passed. Long live WPL!

    Ron Lykins
    August 8, 2007 | 12:59 pm

    Dear Don:

    I would like to extend congratulations to you and your supporters on the decisive passage of the Westerville Library Levy. You and others who worked on the campaign are to be commended for the outstanding work that you did. Given the margin of your win it is obvious that you successfully communicated the needs of the library and the voters responded in a resounding “yes.”

    As you know I campaigned against the special election. I strongly believe that an honest debate is healthy for an intellectual and vibrant community. I think voters in Westerville were well informed of both sides of the special election issue and decided to support the library regardless of the cost.

    The debate is over and you can now focus on making a great library even better. I stand ready to help you and the library in any way possible as we move forward. Again I salute you an all who worked so hard on your triumphant victory.


    Ronald G. Lykins, CPA, MBA, Ph.D.

    Greg Knackstedt
    August 8, 2007 | 2:18 pm

    Thank you Westerville and thank you Westerville Library. Keep up the GREAT work…we all deserve it!

    August 8, 2007 | 2:30 pm

    I was proud to have a sign in my yard. This library is a wonderful asset and keeps getting better!

    August 8, 2007 | 3:20 pm

    Congratulations on passing the levy! I was very happy to vote for it. I’ve always been so proud of our Westerville Library, it’s part of what makes the city what it is.

    Mike Dillow
    August 9, 2007 | 2:55 pm

    Congratulations! The levy passage reflects the excellent quality of the place you run. It’s been a 3 generation library for me, my children and now my grandhildren. I was happy to have the sign in my yard.


    Sharon Hinshaw
    August 10, 2007 | 6:59 pm

    Congratulations! I no longer live in Westerville, however, I still use the Westerville library for my library needs. I’ve always loved the Westerville communtiy and am proud of their continued support of the library.

    Since I used to work in the Outreach department, I am glad to see those services will remain untouched.

    Again, congrats to the staff and to the communtiy.


    Judy M Woodruff
    September 11, 2007 | 7:02 pm

    Congratulations! I am so delighted that the levy passed. I am so delighted to have such a wonderful library to serve my reading needs since moving to this area.

    Everyone at the library has been so wonderful to work with and so very efficient. I so appreciate everything about your facility.

    Judy Woodruff

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