On July 28, 2019 the Pine River Library Board of Trustees announced that the Library will be requesting a small mill levy increase in November, 2019.
First, the library has been losing funds because of falling property taxes (which made up 84% of its revenue in 2018). Second, the Pine River Library receives no state funding. Third, revenues from oil and gas continue to decline.
Last year’s unsuccessful bid for a Mill Levy increase means the Library is now closed on Sundays with fewer operating hours the rest of the week. A loss this year could result in reductions for staff, programs, services and more.
If you want the Pine River Library to maintain the programs and services our community relies on and has come to expect, you’ll want to vote yes for our small mill levy increase this November.
If you have questions or would like to help, please let us know. We appreciate your support!