I used to live on an acreage and was happy to pay the (then) $72 anaunl non-resident library fee. When I moved to the city, I was overjoyed that my library card was now "free."The library subsequently introduced the current $12/year user fee, which was intended to fund additional programs and acquisitions. Our city council promptly reduced their funding to match the user fee income, and the library was no further ahead.Of course, at the same time, the city council managed to do a complete overhaul of John Ducey Park.I am furious that the city is blithely pushing the new arena, but apparently can't afford our existing library services?!