As one group tries to defund a northeast Arkansas library, another is working to save it.

We learned today that a group called Save Our Libraries filed paperwork about its organization earlier this week with the Arkansas Ethics Commission. Save Our Libraries has already created a fund-raising form to boost the effort.


Phyllis Burkett, a Jonesboro resident, is listed as president of the ballot question committee aimed at fighting a Nov. 8 ballot issue seeking to slash the Craighead County/Jonesboro Public Library‘s millage from two mills to one mill — a move that the library director fears could lead to closure.

Save Our Libraries’ treasurer is Kim Imboden of Jonesboro.


“Save Our Libraries will expressly advocate for the defeat” of the millage proposal, the committee says in its filing.