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Howland Public Library

Public Library of the Beacon City School District

  eNews       2012 | three   

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National Library Week is April 8th - 14th
It's a big week for your local library, too.  
Howland Public Library New Sign 2012
Friends of HPL purchased this new sign installed in March.

Budget Referendum
& Trustee Election
Thursday, April 12th 
noon-8 PM 
in the Community Room

Budget Information Session

Tuesday, April 10th
at 7 PM
before the regular Board Meeting 
       As the new Main Street sign says:  Howland Public Library.  Because HPL is a public library, Beacon City School District voters have the annual responsibility to determine whether to increase the library budget, as well as to elect responsible library trustees. See HPL Fact Sheet.
      This year, mindful of the economy, the HPL Board of Trustees' proposed budget increase of $20,151 is in
compliance with the Office of the State Comptroller's tax cap:  $17,294 (2%), plus a $2,857 (.33%) pension exclusion.   
       The increase amounts to less than a penny per thousand dollars of assessed value to BCSD homeowners. It will cover mandated pension increases and contractual e-book and database increases.
Savings were achieved in other areas to keep costs down.

       April 12th is also HPL's trustee election. Ken Straus is running to replace Marcia Frahman, who is retiring after 10 years on the library board.
       The Howland Public Library has served greater Beacon since 1872, providing information access, materials, literacy programs, and services for people of all ages, abilities, wants, and needs.  HPL can only do it with the support of the public.
        Please don't forget to vote.   
April 10th is National Library Workers Day! 
Howland Public Library Staff 2009
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