Voters Keep the Doors Open

Dempsey, Beth
March 2012
Library Journal;3/15/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 5, p64
Trade Publication
The article focuses on public library finance in 2011 in the United States. It states that 94 percent of requests to renew existing funds succeeded, along with 80 percent of requests for new funding. It mentions the average operating referenda was 900,000 dollars, compared to the average referendum in 2008 which was valued at over 4 million dollars. It comments on the use of social media such as Facebook to spread the library message with nearly 65 percent of libraries adding social networking.


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