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Does your library have a levy coming to a vote on November 2nd? Let us know in the comments so that we might spread word.


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you mean other than every single race?

considering how many libraries are supported by taxes and many candidates are promising to cut taxes? that would make every issue a library issue.

Orange County, North Carolina

Orange County in North Carolina has .25% sales tax increase on the ballot with 15% of the increased tax revenue (expectation is $2.3 million total revenue) going to emergency services and libraries for five years. Article link summarizing below:


Pacific Grove California

Pacific Grove California Yet again

Washington County, Oregon

Renewal of library levy at same rate.

New Mexico libraries

Statewide General Obligation bond for $7 mil, allotted to all public, tribal, academic, and municipal libraries. Cost to residents: 45 cents per $100,000 assessed property value.

Columbus, Ohio

Local levy. $5.25/month on a $100,000 property.

If this doesn't pass, the library of the year will have to consider closing half of their branches.


Forsyth County, NC

Bond referendum for a new Central Library, plus complete renovations or new buildings for 2 branches and other repairs.

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