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Tuesday, June 03, 2014 7:31 AM

PAULDING – The Paulding County Carnegie Library Levy Committee – PAC will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the main library in Paulding and invites any supporters of the library to join.

The sole purpose of the levy committee is to advocate a “yes” vote for the library levy. With the recent levy not passing, we need to educate the community about the importance of our phenomenal countywide library system and re-strategize ways to best energize our fellow community members. There are many rules and guidelines that must be followed and we have that information to share with you. Activities may include fundraising events, yard sign distribution, newspaper ads, special events, letter to the editor, and door-to-door campaigns.

The board of trustees of the Paulding County Carnegie Library is responsible for establishing secure funding for Paulding County’s library system. With state funding shrinking, the library levy provides about half of all revenue for the library system. Because of the recent levy not passing, the board has listened to the community and reduced the millage requested. It is a five-year renewal with a decrease of an existing levy to provide stable funding for future generations. The library system includes the main historic Carnegie library in Paulding, branches in the villages of Antwerp, Oakwood and Payne, and a Bookmobile.