What about Mr. Z’s property? The property is currently on the market for $2.25 million. Any new building construction plan undertaken by the Helen Plum Library would require a referendum for funding. The current plan to present a referendum to the public in November of 2016 would mean that if approved, funding for the project, … More Commonly Asked Question #4
Why have other area libraries been able to do major renovations and upgrades without a referendum? As you can see in the chart below, Helen Plum Library has the lowest expenditure per capita of any of the local peer libraries with similar populations. Minimal annual levy increases through the years by Helen Plum have not … More Commonly Asked Question #3
Click here for a pdf of the Building Concepts and Costs
During our Community Engagement Meetings, we examine the benefits and costs of each building option as we explore the possibilities for the future of Helen Plum. A downloadable pdf summary of the meeting presentation can be found here: Click here for a pdf of the Community Engagement Presentation
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
Click here to visit the Daily Herald website and read the article
Click here to view the Strategic Facility Plan Executive Summary Supporting documents for the Strategic Facility Plan are also available to view: Click here to view Workbook #1, Library Statistics Click here to view Workbook #2, Peer Group Comparisons Click here to view Workbook #3, Population Projections
Our director, Barb Kruser, and our communications manager, Sue Wilsey visited the Schoolscape, Channel 6, to discuss Our Next Chapter and Helen Plum Library. Take a look!