November 6, 2018 Election information
On November 6, 2018, the Rochester Public Library District is asking residents within the Sangamon and Christian County library district to vote on a tax rate increase for an approximately $3.2 million dollar bond which will expand and renovate the library to address increased use of the library and cover operational costs.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Voting YES Means
Increase library by 8,200 square feet and remodel existing space. New spaces created would include study rooms, innovation lab,
dedicated programming room, storm shelter, and more.
The library will increase daily operating hours and consider opening on Sundays.
Additional space will allow for new programs and events for children, teens, adults, & seniors.
The new community lab will feature access to new technologies such as virtual reality, access to office equipment to support small businesses, and STEM technologies.
Voting NO Means
The library will experience more frequently overcrowded spaces and will lack dedicated quiet spaces for reading, studying, and
NO Additional Hours
The library will not be able to extend daily operating hours or
consider opening on Sundays.
NO Additional Programming
Additional programming will continue to be limited by space
constraints and programming may need to be reduced.
NO New Technology
The library would not have the space to provide access to new
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ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 6, 2018