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.

Schematic Design

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

Voting YES Means
Improved Facilities

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.

More Hours

The library will increase daily operating hours and consider opening on Sundays.

More Programming

Additional space will allow for new programs and events for children, teens, adults, & seniors.

More Technology

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
NO Improvements

The library will experience more frequently overcrowded spaces  and will lack dedicated quiet spaces for reading, studying, and
learning.

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
technologies.

hOW DO WE SERVE YOU?

ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 6, 2018