Nichole Hannahs

Library System Hopes They Matter

by Nichole Hannahs on October 8, 2009 at 5:32 am

The Muskingum County Library System is hoping that you’ll show them how much they matter, by voting yes on their levy this November.

Over the last eight years the Library System has worked with a declining revenue, most recently budget cuts from the State of Ohio are causing an impact, making the levy necessary.

"More important thing is if people approve the one mill levy we can continue operating at a level where we can provide services, without this money, we can face further cuts, it will force us to a point to be, it will be hard to provide services to the public," said Donald Mason president of the board of trustees for the Muskingum County Library Board.

Each year the library saves residents of Muskingum County $22 million a year from the borrowing of items, a failed levy could mean more cuts in staff and services.

"It’s very important right now that people can come to the library and use our internet services, newspapers, audio visual in addition to books because of this sluggish economy more now than ever," said Mason.

The library is now asking for you to become involved.

"A lot of the times you think somebody should do something, well this is that time to do something to help the Muskingum County Library System," encouraged Mason.

The 1 mill five year levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $2.55 a month.