Voters in Red and Blue States Support Smart Taxes for Local Libraries in 2020
EveryLibrary, the national political action committee for libraries, is releasing preliminary results from 37 local ballot measures and referendums for public libraries across the country. While all results are uncertified as of today, EveryLibrary is happy to report that 28 measures for libraries were approved by voters in 17 states. As of now, 3 library measures failed and 6 additional questions are too soon to call. This includes at least $728 million in bonds for new construction and renovation of library buildings and hundreds of millions of dollars in operating levies for collections, programs, and staffing.