5-calendar year levy will guidance Sweet Household library | News

SWEET Household — Sweet House people will have the possibility to vote on continuing to guidance the community library with an annual house tax levy of $1.17 per $1,000 for 5 several years by means of Ballot Evaluate 22-184 on Nov. 3.

The library opened in 1969, even though Sweet Household has experienced a library given that 1942, functioning for numerous a long time out of the basement of Metropolis Hall. In 1942, Sweet Household had a population of about 1,100. There are now additional than 9,000 residents.

The levy would commence on July 1, 2021, and is expected to make $2,383,820 above its five-12 months operate, ranging from $443,977 in calendar year a single to $530,670 in yr 5.

The library’s yearly circulation is about 40,000. Its tale hour plan attracts additional than 100 children and its annual summertime reading through plan serves far more than 500 young children.

The library is a member of the Linn Libraries Consortium and has 5 Minimal Totally free Libraries at the Boys & Women Club of the Better Santiam Foster, Oak Heights and Hawthorne elementary educational institutions and the Crawfordsville Current market.

The present-day library at 13th and Kalmia is 51 many years previous and was not created with personal computers in brain.

The metropolis hired a consulting business previous 12 months to assess library requirements and to look at whether the current framework could be transformed, or if an completely new building is needed to meet up with current local community needs.