On Tuesday, one of the propositions Hudson and Greenport voters will decide, is an increase in funding to the Hudson Area Library. The additional funding will come from a tax increase.
From the library's website:
Since moving into the Library's new building, usage has increased dramatically.
Visits have increased by 87%
Computer use has gone up by 31% while wireless sessions have skyrocketed 398%
45,371 items were circulated which is a 24% increase from 2015
10148 individuals attended 857 programs for all ages in the Community Room in collaboration with 37 local organizations and countless individual artists and educators
Approximately 20% of the Library's cardholders are now from the Town of Greenport.
This increase in use--by folks from Hudson and Greenport--means the Library needs increased operating support.
IN 2016, THE VALUE OF THE LIBRARY'S PROGRAMS AND SERVICES WAS $1,230.754.60. THE PRESENT COMMUNITY-BASED FUNDING THE LIBRARY RECEIVES--$127,000 COMBINED FROM HUDSON AND GREENPORT--RESULTS IN A PUBLIC SERVICE RETURN ON INVESTMENT OF $9.69.
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