With many laudable programs in desperate need of state funding (for me, K-12 and higher education come to mind) we must seek good-to-great value in return for our state dollars.
Your June 10 article on the Washington State Library indicated that for 2013 the state spent $8.4 million serving 16,875 library visitors. That comes to $498 per visit. Is this good value?
Furthermore, facing a 12 percent funding shortfall, the state library cuts access hours by nearly 50 percent.
This doesn’t bode well for a more value-oriented future for the Library.