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School District Public Libraries; advantages:

  • Potential to increase tax base and reduce unserved areas
  • Library is independent – separate from Municipality & School District
  • Elected trustees provide “representation” for taxpayers
  • Opportunity to place bonding resolutions on ballot for capital projects
  • Once established, library can set time and place for election
  • Library has consistent funding stream – funding level continues until voters approve new amount
  • Straightforward process for seeking increase