Library objects to use of image in pro-racino materials

Posted Oct. 26, 2011, at 11:40 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials in Augusta are objecting to an image of the city’s library being used in pro-racino campaign materials.

Maine voters head to the polls Nov. 8 for a referendum on whether to allow two racetrack casinos in the state.

Lithgow Public Library Director Elizabeth Pohl said the campaign brochures makes it appear as if the library endorses expanded gambling.

Pohl told the Morning Sentinel that not only does the library not endorse the referendum — or take a stand on any political issue — but the image was used without permission.

There is also concern that the image makes it appear as if the library would benefit from a racino — also not true.

A spokeswoman for the Yes on 2 campaign said they will stop using the image.