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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013 10:19 am

PLEASE SUPPORT BURLEY LIBRARY 2 YR OPERATIONS LEVY On May 21, 2013, the citizens of Burley will be asked to renew the operations override levy for the Burley Public Library. Approved in 2007, 2009, and 2011, the proposed 2013 levy again provides for the level of services currently being offered at our Library. However, due to prudent management, grants, and an increase in the overall tax base of Burley City, the amount of tax per household will increase by only a small amount to meet the increased costs of utilities and books. This levy provides about 50% of the current operating revenue for the library. Members of the Library Board understand budget constraints on households as well as businesses, but also realize that in tough times more people turn to their library for entertainment, a source of information, resources to find jobs, computer classes, and many other programs. Since 2006, circulation is up 99.9% and children and teen program attendance has increased 200%! In 2012, 102,902 book checkouts were made at the library. Julie Woodford, Director, and her staff provide excellent quality service to our citizens and are always looking for grants to enhance programs and provide new ones at no cost to our taxpayers. Our very busy Children’s Librarian is funded by this levy. Services are at risk if the levy fails! I urge the citizens of Burley to vote IN FAVOR OF continuing the Library override levy. Absentee ballots are available NOW at Cassia County Courthouse during regular business hours and anyone can take advantage of this convenience. This important election on Tuesday, May 21, should not be forgotten. Please support our Library! For additional information please visit the library website . Thank you, Tommie Dean, Member Burley Public Library Board of Trustees Other Members: Janet Hansen, Chair Saundra Pasley Connie Cole Adam Haynes

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