A levy will continue to provide patrons with:

Specialized programs and materials for children.

A levy will continue to provide patrons with:

Reliable library resources.

A levy will continue to provide patrons with:

Learning opportunities for any age.

A levy will continue to provide patrons with:

Fast, reliable internet access.

A levy will continue to provide patrons with:

Personal service and expanded weekend hours.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

KEEP OUR LIBRARY STRONG

Why do we need a Levy?
  • Tax levy monies account for the majority of library funds (approx 60%)
  • State Funding (approx 40%) remains uncertain
  • Demand for Library services continues to increase including record-breaking circulation numbers!
  • A levy will provide for a continuation of services and open hours at all locations
What will this levy cost?
  • On March 6, 2012, MPL is seeking approval of a 2 mill 5-year tax levy beginning collection in 2013
  • The current 1.1 mill levy costs homeowners $33 annually per $100,000 valuation and is set to roll-off the books in 2012 (collection year 2013)
  • Approval by voters of a 2 mill levy will yield a net increase of .9 mills and will cost homeowners $28 more per $100,000 valuation
  •  Receipts will not be collected in 2013 for the final year of the current 1.1 mill levy - instead voters will pay only $61 annually per $100,000 valuation

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