7 CENTS FOR
tax initiative Informational website
KNOW THE BASICS:
Changes are coming to your Library, either improvements due to updated funding or further reductions.
This measure would add 7 Cents to the current County Property Tax Levy; that is about $15 more per year on the average property.
The proposed funding is for the general operation of the entire Library district and will fund every branch Library location.
Our current tax rate is set at a 15¢ maximum (14.6¢ actually collected.) This outdated rate is from 1973 and is now causing reductions in services that will continue if not updated.
Whether you are a library supporter or oppose library funding the best way to be heard is to BE A VOTER on April 7th.
Are you a library volunteer and a community advocate?
If so this is the right place for you! We are counting on you to help spread our message.
This page has tools for you to show your support of the library and help get the word out about the upcoming 7¢ for the library property tax initiative that will be on the ballot on April 7th.
SHARE YOUR SUPPORT BY SHARING THE INFO:
LIKE & SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA below you will find some shareable images and links, as well as sample comments or text of the types of posts people, may choose to make. Remember to include the link ( https://www.blrlibrary.com/7cents ) And, feel free to share your feelings and opinions in your post. Click here to go to "shareables"
TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND NEIBORGHS the library can't tell you or anyone how to vote, but we do encourage you to speak your mind and let your opinion be loud and proud about the 7 Cents for The Library. Make a pledge to share your opinion to a minimum of 3 people prior to April 7th.
GET POSTERS & BROCHURES AT THE LIBRARY At your branch there will be some materials for you. Get your gear and head out to your community.
IF YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD VOTE YES Let your opinion be known. The library is not telling anyone how to feel about this issue, instead, we are letting the facts and our library supporters speak for us. Your role is to help spread our message and spread your own opinion. Exercise your right to free speech, Hurray for America!
BE A VOTER on APRIL 7th:
EVERY VOTE COUNTS and that means yours too. Only about 2-3 thousand people typically cast a ballot in April so the future of the library (for better or worse) will depend on only a few of the 70 thousand people the library serves. This is your chance to make a difference in your community.
TAKE A FRIEND TO VOTE on April 7th.
This message was paid for by the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library, Julie Vaughn Treasurer