Library Levy

To the residents of Bethesda:

For the past few weeks you’ve seen signs around town and found pamphlets in your doors regarding the library levy. Our goal has been to make sure every voter has the information and is able to make an informed decision.

I want to remind you that this is a 1 mill operating levy for five years.

The levy will cost about $35 per year for the owner of a home valued at $100,000. The cost will be about the price of one adult or two children’s books. If the levy passes, hours of operation will be restored and the ability to purchase books and materials will be increased by 75%. It will also ensure the continuation of the free services the library offers: books, movies, computer access, and programs for children and adults.

To the citizens of Bethesda, Belmont, Morristown, Centerville and Jacobsburg—and all those in Belmont County who find this levy on the ballot—I ask you to please vote YES for the Belmont County District Library Levy.

Carla Thompson