When I first moved to Fruitport about 10 years ago, I immediately fell in love with the charm of the village.
I quickly discovered the little library by the park and felt welcomed by the staff and other patrons.
Two years ago there was a vote to separate from the Muskegon Area District Library and I voted against because I did not want to lose what had meant so much to me.
The vote to separate passed and after a few months of transition the Fruitport District Library begin to take shape. Over the past two years I have watched our community come together to create an astounding library.
Our library provides more than just a large collection of books or even the access to books from other libraries. It provides more than just a wonderful staff who are able to help us or a place for people to be able to use the computers. The library is more than just a place that provides learning opportunities with guest speakers and children’s programs.
The Fruitport Dristrict Library is a place of connection, of people, of the community coming together where all are welcomed and encouraged to be a part.
I am very proud of what the Fruitport District Library has become and I’m excited about our future.
Please take the time on November 6 to Vote Yes to keep our library open.
If the doors close, not only do we lose our library, but we lose part of who we, as a community, are.