Preliminary election results show that Mt. Gilead voters approved the renewal of a five year, Mt. Gilead School District-wide library’s current expense levy by more than 60-percent of the vote as on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
“This is an exciting time for the library,” announced Melissa Kipp, Library Director. “With the support of the voters in Mt. Gilead, we can now not only continue our excellence in service, but also deliver new, more and better things.”
Things, Kipp added, that will make the library a more efficient and enjoyable space. Included in the plans are upgraded building infrastructure including a new HVAC system and updates to technology services. More programs for all ages are in the works as are plans for freshening up the teen space on the 3rd floor.
“Especially in a hard economy like this,” Kipp added, “it's a place where people can go, find resources and connect when they might be feeling lost." With the passage of the levy, Mt. Gilead homeowners will continue to pay roughly $35 a year for every $100,000 of the home’s assessed value.
The library, located at 41 East High Street., is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays.
For more information, visit the Mount Gilead Public Library website (www.mglibrary.org) or call 419-947- 5866. ##