January 23, 2022

Roundup: How Did Public Library Funding Do in Yesterday’s Election?

Below find a link from EveryLibrary with info/results from their work in 16 communities.

Then, a roundup of press reports with results from across the country. We will add to this roundup as new reports become available.

Over $300 million in library funding was at stake yesterday for the 16 library communities EveryLibrary supported. Results on Election Night were mixed. While the results aren’t official yet, it looks nine won and six* lost; one* is still ‘too close to call’ as of this writing.

Read the Complete EveryLibrary Report

More From Election Night 2016

Arkansas: Library Tax Looks to Pass in Pine Bluff (via The Commercial)

California: El Cerrito Library Measure Fail… (East Bay Times)

California: Loomis to Fund Own Library After Sales Tax Measure Approved (via The Sacramento Bee)

California: Library-Recreation Measure Earns Approval in Stockton

California: Proposition L Approved in Sonoma County (via Argus Courier)

Colorado: Mancos Library Levy Passes With 65.7 Percent of Vote (via The Journal)

Illinois: Lombard Voters Approve Bond Issue For New Library (via The Daily Herald)

Illinois: Crystal Lake Majority Oppose Library Referendum (via Northwest Herald)

Illinois: Residents Deny White Oak Library District On Request To Increase Funding (via The Lockport Legend)

Illinois: Voters Against New Fox River Valley Library Building in Late Totals (via Chicago Tribune)

Michigan: Library Millage Oasses in Otsego County (via Petoskey News)

Michigan: Library Millage Gets Resounding Support From Jackson County Voters (via MLive.com)

Montana: Missoula Public Library looks for additional funding after bond approval (via NBC Montana)

New York: Rhinebeck: Voters Approve Funding Increase for Morton Memorial Library (via The Daily Freeman)

New York: Funding of Round Lake-Town of Malta Library to increase (via The Daily Gazette)

Ohio:  Library Levy Receives Overwhelming Support in Ada (via Ada Herald)

Ohio: Libraries in Central Ohio, Elsewhere in State Did Well on Election Day (via Columbus Dispatch)

Ohio: Upper Arlington Public Library Millage Passes (via This Week)

Oregon: Douglas County Voters Reject Library District (via The News-Review)

Pennsylvania: Jeannette Library Tax Levy Gets Approval (via TribLive.com)

Pennsylvania: Parkland Library “Referendum Rejection Reflects Cry of ‘Enough is Enough,’ says School Board Member (via The Morning Call)

Virginia: City of Falls Church Approves Library Bonds (via Falls Church News Press)

Washington: Kahlotus Voters Support Their Library (via Tri-City Herald)


About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.