Reprinted courtesy of: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County extends a thank you to the voters of Hamilton County for the overwhelming passage of Issue One, the renewal of the levy which allows the Library to keep providing first-rate, Five-Star services to the cardholders of Hamilton County.
More than 80% of Hamilton County voters approved Issue One, signaling their clear support of the Library’s mission to be the first choice for information, anticipate and meeting changing needs, assure equitable access to Library resources, and be a dynamic force in the community. Funds from this levy are the only local source of funding and make up one-third of the Library’s annual budget. The levy is not an increase in taxes.
“Nearly 90 percent of all households in Hamilton County have at least one library cardholder,” points out Kimber Fender, Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library. “They send their children to their local branch for help with their homework. They come to us when they need to find a job, access data, research their family, or simply want to get lost in a good book. The Library adds to the quality of life for people living in this community. We are grateful the taxpayers have demonstrated they want this work to continue.”
The passage of the levy comes less than a week after the Library received a significant national honor. The library field’s leading professional publication, The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service awarded the Public Library a Five-Star Rating for service this past Friday, November 1st. In May, the Library was presented with the 2013 National Medal of Museum and Library Service during a White House ceremony.
For more reaction on the passage of the Library levy, please call Angela Hursh at 513-369-6967 or email Angela.Hursh@cincinnatilibrary.org.
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