Monday, January 16, 2012

Manhattan Library District Seeks Approval of Referendum for New Library Building on March 20, 2012 Ballot

MANHATTAN—Voters in the Manhattan-Elwood Public Library District will vote on a proposal to raise $3.5 million for purchase of a new library building.

According to the library’s web page, the referendum question seeks $3.5 million in bonds to be issued for purchasing 13,000 square feet of the building in the Manhattan Station at the corner of Gougar and Sweedler Roads.  The amount includes remodeling and purchse of furniture, shelving and electronic materials.
The breakdown includes $2.2 million for purchase of the building, $1 million to remodel, and $250,000 for furnishing the library.

The referendum question is on the March 20, 2012 ballot.

As a resident and user of the Manhattan-Elwood Public Library, I was sent this email from the library about the referendum:

-Vote March 20, 2012-