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Christian County, Missouri: A Growing Community Casts their Vote in Favor of Libraries

 Christian County, Missouri: A Growing Community Casts their Vote in Favor of Libraries

The Christian County Library passed its levy with 68 percent of the vote in August 2017, which will nearly double its annual budget. More importantly, the levy allows the library to build three new facilities and renovate and expand another. That's a vastly different reality than Geri found on her arrival in 2013 as executive director.

A Levy is More Than a Campaign: Winning Begins and Ends with Vision and Value

November 8, 2016 was a monumental day for the Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL), located in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Three counties in the area - Jackson, Clay and Platte - included library levy Proposition L on their ballots. The library levy requested an 8 cent increase that would raise property taxes from 32 cents to 40 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, adding an estimated $9.5 million to the Library’s current annual operating budget of $42 million.

Data and Targeted Emails Make Big Impact on Election, Result in New Facilities for Pioneer Library System

A strong, accessible public library is an important part of any community. When the City of Norman included two new libraries as part of a ballot initiative, the Pioneer Library System (PLS) recognized that passing the issue not only meant a stronger library system, but a better quality of life for the citizens of Norman.