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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Lockport Public Library's proposed 1.7 million budget will be put before district voters from 9 a.m to 8 p.m. April 12.

The 2016/2017 budget, $1,717,690 in total asks taxpayers for $1.436,681 -- a $12,681 increase from property taxes over the 2015/2016 budget.

According to the library, the proposed increase, if approved by voters, will be applied to increased operating costs, maintaining library collections and services, computer access, library programs, access to collections, and services via the library's web site.

According to the library, in 2015:

  • 186,147 people visited the library.
  • 29,697 people have library cards.
  • 380,182 items were borrowed (does not include digital).
  • 17,226 reference questions were answered.
  • 14,152 adults, children, teens, and families attended 750 library programs.

The vote will be held from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the library's first-floor Community Meeting Room.

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