1. Libraries are completely funded by "taxpayer money." This is a bold faced LIE. Did you know that in 2011, my library raised over 55% of our own funding. And we did it without charging. (See my argument for #3.)
For the taxpayers that we are serving, we do it for less than $9 per person per year. Even if you never use the library, that is a good deal.
#2 - The library is outdated. I would argue with this on you, but if you truly believe that, there is a good chance you should just pay $10 and move on. Clearly, you spend a lot of your time in the library and have come to that conclusion in a well-educated way. (Note: Sarcasm.)
#3 - The library should charge for service. The first point that needs to be made is that the library is PROHIBITED from charging for "basic services," which include most of the stuff we do. Even more importantly, people with low incomes have come to DEPEND on the library and why would you want to do that to them? Do you want to support them forever?!? Or would you rather they learn skills and become productive members of society. Would you rather pay anyway - though social service agencies? I can guarantee you, it will be cheaper to give your library $10 a year to take care of that. Lastly, the library is the last place on earth which will make sure you get unbiased information. You can walk in and ask me about something I may be totally opposed to and you will never know. I will get you the information and help you out and not say a word. We are the curators of information - in print and digitally - and just pay your $10!
4 - A volunteer can do the job of a librarian. Really? You find me a volunteer that will work 60+ hours a week and unclog toilets and answer hundreds of questions and have the knowledge to purchase books, organize programs, teach computer classes, run regular story times, and on and on. You find me that volunteer. Who is willing to do it without money. Year round. People who actually believe this should pay $20, just because that opinion is dumb.