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The Portage Public Library would like to voice our support of the Portage Family Skate Park. Our two organizations share at least one mission — to provide a safe, fun and healthy place for our community’s children and teens to congregate. The current skate park has been an excellent step in this mission and provides an important place of physical and social recreation in our community. We would love to see the second phase come to fruition soon.

Additionally, in the past, the library has had some issues with skateboarding taking place around our building’s entrance, as well as some loitering after the library has closed for the day. We’ve seen a steep decrease in these issues, and give much credit to the opening of the skate park for the improvement.

We applaud Kyle Little and PFSP board for their tireless efforts, and thank them for their work in making Portage a great place to be.

Jessica Bergin, Library Director, on behalf of the Library Board of Trustees