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Pickerington library supporters launch Web site
The committee of citizen volunteers who are promoting a levy for the Pickerington Public Library has unveiled a new Web site to help in the campaign. The site features facts about the levy, how to donate money, and how to get involved.
The site will be updated regularly to inform residents of Pickerington and Violet Township about upcoming events and ways new volunteers may help.
Large cuts in state funding, which makes up about 97 percent of the library’s budget, have forced drastic reductions in hours and staff, according to a news release. Last year’s library budget stood at more than $1.1 million dollars. Estimates show it will drop below $800,000 annually, according to the release.
“The library is a vital part of our community,” Campaign co-chair Alice Kramer said in the release. “The lack of funding would be a detriment for students and residents. This first-ever operating levy for the library is a small price to pay for a vibrant, growing suburb.”
The new Web site provides details on the 0.75-mill levy that voters will see on the November ballot. It would generate roughly $830,000 a year. The levy would cost the owner of a home $22.97 a year based on each $100,000 of valuation.
The site can be accessed at www. vote4ourlibrary.com.
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