Here is your Good Day Columbia GDC Morning WACH for Tuesday October 29, 2013:
Itâ??s hard to believe that Halloween is just a couple days away!
On the show, we shared a few apps that are aimed at keeping the little ones safe as they head out to collect their goodies.
Life 360 is GPS based, and not only tracks the exact whereabouts of the kids, but allows you to send messages like â??come home now.â??
The FBI Child ID app is a free service, and allows parents to have specific information, like height, weight, photos, and other data that can be immediately turned over to investigators in the event that a child becomes lost.
Pumpkin Masters Official Carving App is a fun way for kids to carve a jack-o-lantern and share it, without picking up a knife.
The library is asking for support
Library Bond Referendum November 5
Since 2007, the library has had a capital needs plan that calls for renovations and additions to all library facilities based on the changing ways we serve and advance our community.
Why is the Library Requesting a Bond Referendum?
Voter approved bonds are the only way the library can obtain substantial funds for building and renovations. The goal is to update all library locations (except Eastover which opened in April thanks to USDA funding) by adding and reconfiguring space, technology and resources to better fit the way customers need and use the library today. The capital needs plan was developed in 2007 and is reviewed each year. The only new buildings are Ballentine and Sandhills. Following green building guidelines and sustainable practices will mean substantial energy savings for all locations. Richland County residents will have the opportunity to vote on the library referendum on November 5.
It's been 24 years since the last bond referendum in 1989, and most of our facilities haven't been significantly improved or updated since then. Interest rates are at an all-time low - it costs half as much today for twice the value added in 1989.
What will it cost the taxpayer?
Estimates indicate the maximum impact on taxpayers to be $12-14/year for a $100,000 home.
Why spend money on libraries when everyone has a smartphone/tablet?
Technology has made libraries more essential to their communities â?? not obsolete. In fact, many people in Richland County rely on the library for access to technology, computers and the Internet. Even if you may not use the library, your friends, family and neighbors are most likely relying on its services.
For more information on Richland Library, visit http://richlandlibrary.com/about.
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As October nears its end we gear up for November which is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Janet sits down with Junior Ambassador Alissa Myers for details on the 2013 Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes.
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