Editorial: Get out and support your local library today

Our local libraries will hold votes today on their proposed 2012-13 budgets.

The votes will likely be sparsely attended due to an indifferent public, who are more apt to check out a book or movie that day than to pull the lever. That’s a shame.

We happen to have great libraries in our communities that serve the public at a fair price. The larger ones, Riverhead Free Library and North Shore Public Library in Shoreham, are loaded with programs for children, adults and families that we should all be happy to support.

We should take time from our busy lives today, and stop by our local libraries, not only to vote, but to vote yes.