Questions about the Referendum Terms

In response to concerns about the financial terms of the Helen Plum Memorial Library District Proposition to Increase the Limiting Rate, the Library reached out to bond attorney Kelly Kost and bond underwriter James Rachlin for clarification of the complicated wording of the referendum on the November 8 ballot. Why didn’t the Library Board include … More Questions about the Referendum Terms

Community Video: Helen Plum’s Next Chapter

The November 8, 2016 ballot question asks for approval of a tax rate increase for the purpose of building and replacing the current 53 year old Library with a new, larger building, as well as expanding library collections, services and programs. This cost includes a temporary relocation, new furnishings and technology, as well as fees … More Community Video: Helen Plum’s Next Chapter

What happens to the Library if the Nov. 8 referendum is unsuccessful?

On Nov. 9, if the Helen Plum Library referendum is unsuccessful, Director Barb Kruser, her administration team and the Board of Trustees will immediately begin looking at the Library’s operating budget to make some very difficult decisions on which services, collections, building hours, and staff can be cut or reduced to pay for all of … More What happens to the Library if the Nov. 8 referendum is unsuccessful?

National Library Week

April 10-16 is National Library Week. Let’s celebrate why libraries are such a vital community resource! Walter Cronkite once said “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” Today’s libraries still lend books and other items, and they also provide a wide range of services to … More National Library Week