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    Save Our Libraries Save Our Libraries Presentation Transcript

    • Save our libraries: levy on may 4ballot
      Holmes County District Public Library
    • Operating levy request
      • Levy will be on May 4th ballot county wide.
      • We are proposing an .8 (eight-tenths) mill levy renewable after 5 years.
      • The levy will cost the owner of a property valued at $100,000.00 - $25.20 a year or $2.10 per month.
    • Why we need an operating levy…
    • Why we need an operating levy…
      • The library has made drastic cuts to services and programs
      • We can no longer operate a county wide system with the funds we are receiving from the State of Ohio
    • The Library provides critical services …
      Assistance to job seekers & those applying for unemployment
      Online resources & research help
      Delivery of reading materials & services to schools
    • many are not available anywhere else in the county
      Public computer access & training
      Informational & recreational reading materials for all ages
      Storytimes & other programs for children
    • The Library provides critical services … many are not available anywhere else in the county
      Reading materials to rural
      populations via bookmobile
      Reading materials to the homebound, disabled and seniors
      Opportunities for lifelong learning
    • What will the library do with the levy funds?
      • Restore morning and evening hours at the main library
      • Keep branches in Berlin, Killbuck, Walnut Creek and Winesburg open
      • Restore bookmobile stops
      • Restore spending on books
      • Restore library programs for children, teens and adults
      • Continue to provide high quality library services county wide
    • Did you know?
      Usage of the Holmes County District Public Library is in the top 25% of all public libraries in Ohio.
      The bookmobile checks out more books per capita than any other bookmobile program in the United States.
      More than 75% of all items checked out of the library are books.
    • Outreach Services
      Bookmobile Services
      Author Visits
      Children’s Programs
      Teen Programs
    • Where else…
      but your public library?