Ballot measure to fund Carey library

CAREY — Voters are to consider a 1.75-mill, five-year renewal levy to fund general operations for Dorcas Carey Public Library Tuesday.

The library, which is considered a school district library, is included in portions of Wyandot and Seneca counties.

The levy would generate $147,963 annually. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $53.60 per year.

Funds generated are to go toward day-to-day operations of the library, including purchase of materials, salaries and programming, Library Director Laura Toland said.

The levy first was approved in 2010, and was renewed for five years in 2013.

If the levy is not approved, Toland said it might be placed on the ballot again, but if it’s approved Tuesday, it will keep steady funding coming to the library.

Toland said the building is about 112 years old and is need of up-keep.

“We have been here for a long time and we want to keep serving the community and without this levy we would not be able to do that,” Toland said.