The library will launch a capital campaign to raise private funds for either option – renovating the current building or moving to a new location. Even if we didn’t make any changes to the building, an increase in public funding will likely be requested at some point in the future as the library’s operational costs for things like personnel, utilities and collections get more expensive over time.
Public funding has been a game changer for the library and the community. It not only allowed us to keep our doors open, but made it possible for the library to better meet user needs through expanded hours, services/programs and collections. The library currently supplements public funding with fundraising and income from investments to cover its annual operating budget.