Anythink going back to voters for tax vote

Staff Report
Posted 8/28/19

Anythink Libraries will ask Adams County voters to approve additional funding for the library district. It would be the first funding increase the library has received since 2006. In a statement, …

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Anythink going back to voters for tax vote

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Anythink Libraries will ask Adams County voters to approve additional funding for the library district.

It would be the first funding increase the library has received since 2006.

In a statement, library officials said the additional funding would allow Anythink add more early literacy programs for children, expand services for seniors, create new programs for all age and buy more books and technology.

It would also let library branches in Bennett, Commerce City, Perl Mack and York Street open on Mondays and let the system plan to build two new branches and a career library centered around workforce development.

The library district will ask voters to approve a 2.2 mill increase, about $48 more in property taxes annually for a home valued at $300,000.

As similar measure lost by 1,200 votes in 2018.

“Last year, Ballot Issue 6A for Anythink Libraries lost by less than 1 percent, yet the need is still there and growing,” Board of Trustees President Lynne Fox said in the statement. “Our community has told us that they want the library to provide more programs for kids, more lifelong learning opportunities, support for seniors, and more technology and workforce development resources for all ages.”

Anythink serves the residents of Adams County with seven library branches and a bookmobile.

“We believe that every child deserves access to a library, and we’re dedicated to sustaining the same level of service that Anythink has become known for here in Adams County and worldwide,” Fox said. “To do this, we need additional funding. I invite voters to join me in voting yes to support Anythink Libraries.”

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