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The Library District
To create exceptional libraries which provide convenient and universal access to quality information resources while committed to the highest ideals of library service for personal lifelong enrichment and inclusive community involvement
Convenient, universal and ever-improving access to quality information resources for all of the communities we serve, knowledgeable and responsive customer service, careful stewardship of the fiscal, physical, and information resources for which we have been given responsibility
Our Vision for Success:
To be the Peak of Excellence in Mountain Libraries, spanning the Divide
How is the library funded?
In 1994, voters approved a 2.41 mill levy to establish the library district. In the nearly 19 years since then the district has continued to thrive. However, based on the county’s 2011 property assessment, the district experienced a 17% loss of revenues in 2012 and 2013. In response to the reduction in revenues, the district restructured, streamlined systems and processes, made reductions in staff, open hours, materials and online resources. Based on this year’s property value assessment, the library district will face an additional 13% reduction in revenues in 2014, making a total 30% reduction since 2011.
How much of a tax increase is needed to sustain the libraries?
Currently, the GCLD is supported by a 2.41 mill levy. The district will ask voters for an increase of 1.5 mills to bring the mill levy to 3.91 mills.1.5 mills amounts to an annual increase of $12 on a $100,000 residential property or the price of one large pizza.
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|2007 Audited Financial Statements||613.43 KB|