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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Public will vote Thursday on library tax levy increase

  • Dormann Library Board of Directors will hold a public vote on the library’s proposed tax levy noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the library. The proposed budget will raise the levy about $4,000, from $188,000 to $191,760 which remains within the 2 percent tax cap.

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  • Dormann Library Board of Directors will hold a public vote on the library’s proposed tax levy noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the library. The proposed budget will raise the levy about $4,000, from $188,000 to $191,760 which remains within the 2 percent tax cap.
    All registered voters who live within the Bath Central School District are eligible to vote.
    The Dormann Library is a community library that exists to serve the ever evolving and expanding need for knowledge and information.  The library provides the opportunity for life-long learning by making resources available to its patrons from local, regional and national sources; from the best-seller list to literature and the arts, to research and data, to hands-on-workshops and cultural events.
    The library is currently open 52 hours per week and staffed with 15 part time employees.
    Community members and visitors came to the library over 69,000 times in 2011 and more than 78,000 books, magazines, DVD’s, CD’s and audio books were borrowed last year.
    The library’s 25 computers were used more than 30,000 times by job seekers, college students, and people using the Internet for research, email, social networking, gaming, government forms, and online banking. The library offers wireless access at all times and library card holders have access to 15 electronic databases by using their library card.
    The library’s Empire Room was used 479 times by many groups and community organizations and a total of 362 library programs were offered for all ages.  The summer reading program was a big success with 206 youth ages 3 – 18 registered to participate.
    The library’s Early Literacy Learning Center, staffed by Joyce House, Early Literacy Coordinator, is enjoyed by many of our “Story Time” and “Cuddle Up” participants and our Young Adult Center, staffed by Tara Didrence, Youth and Family Services Coordinator, has seen increased use.  Library Director, Carol Berry, says the Dormann Library offers a welcoming learning environment that opens doors and changes lives.

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