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Q: WHAT IS THE PUBLIC LIBRARY LEVY ELECTION?

• Voters will be asked to Vote YES to continue funding for the Kanawha County Public Library (KCPL) system on the November 6, 2018 General Election Day ballot.

• Voting YES will continue funding for 40% of KCPL’s operating budget.

• Voting Yes will also make levy funds available to libraries in South Charleston ($214,537) and Nitro ($48,017) during the first year. Levy funding will continue for five years.

• The Kanawha County Board of Education is sponsoring the public library levy, but will not receive any of the funds. Levy funds are for library use only.

Q: WHAT DOES THE PUBLIC LIBRARY LEVY FUND?

• Voting YES will continue funding the ongoing operation and staffing of the KCPL system, which consists of 10 libraries and the Mobile Library.

• Voting Yes will help support libraries in South Charleston and Nitro.

• None of the levy funds will go to the construction of new library buildings.

Q: WHY SHOULD I SUPPORT THE LEVY?

• Public libraries in Kanawha County have more than 100,000 cardholders, most of whom live in Kanawha County.

• Last year, library patrons checked out and downloaded more than 1.1 million items from all public libraries in Kanawha County.

Q: WILL THE PUBLIC LIBRARY LEVY INCREASE TAXES?

• No. There will not be an increase in taxes due to the library levy.

Q: HOW MANY PUBLIC LIBRARIES ARE IN KANAWHA COUNTY?

• The KCPL system includes facilities in Charleston, Clendenin, Cross Lanes, Dunbar, Elk Valley, Glasgow, Marmet, a branch in the Riverside High School, St. Albans and Sissonville. The library also operates the Mobile Library (bookmobile).

• There are also public libraries in South Charleston and Nitro.