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July 2014
KDL Is Your Library; What's Your Vision?
Director Lance Werner, all spiffed up!


On August 5, Kent District Library residents will vote on a 1.28 mills ballot proposal to provide funding for KDL for 10 years. The 1.28 millage rate consists of a renewal of the 0.88 mills levy, which has been in place since 2000, and an additional 0.4 mills. The property tax millage provides 90% of the funding for services offered to more than 395,000 people at 18 branch locations and online, including 

* Unique services such as the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, whose numbers are expected to increase greatly as Kent County's population ages,
* Educational and reading programs for children, which this summer are experiencing record attendance, and
* Free technology and job skills training for those eager to meet the challenges of today's economy.

KDL has made more than $1.6 million in budget cuts over the last few years without laying off staff. The proposed millage rate will allow KDL to offer additional materials and necessary technology upgrades and more convenient hours at some branches. 


For more information about the Aug. 5 KDL millage election, click here.

Lance Werner, Director

You: I save how much by using KDL?
Us: We know, right?!

If passed, the August 5 KDL operating millage will cost the average family $8.41 per month for KDL services, an increase of $2.58 per month. At just under $31 per year, that's less than the cost of most movie nights out for two.



Click here to find out if that is a value for you and your family.

Contest: Library Love-In
When you tell us how much you love the library, it feels like butterfly kisses. Like a hug from a giant stuffed teddy bear. Like being in the middle of a pile of puppies on warm grass in the sunshine. Ooohhh... happiness.
Click here and fill out the form to tell us about one or more ways you use and benefit from your library. You'll be entered for the chance to win a $25 gift card from Schuler Books & Music and could be featured in an article about your loving-us-ness on our website and in our seasonal program guide.

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