Kudos to The Union for its recognition and continued support of our libraries! While supported by taxes, consider the miraculous absence of red-tape required for anyone to actually receive their benefits. Everyone qualifies to enjoy these benefits. The information required to check out books from the circulating branches asks so little that obtaining this benefit is the most simplistic for which to apply.
Libraries have something to offer everyone, limited primarily by a lack of imagination, desire or interest. As no other agency springs to mind that benefits a greater percentage of our population. Libraries equate to money well spent.