Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Webster Parish library system should be banking $2.2 million next week dedicated to “…acquiring, constructing, improving, furnishing and equipping, operating and/or maintaining” public libraries in the parish.

Parish police jury members unanimously approved a resolution at their meeting Tuesday to take on the debt and issue certificates of indebtedness for the $2.2 million.

Beverly Hammett, head of the parish library system, said the certificates do not represent a new tax on the people of Webster Parish. The original bond issue, passed 20 years ago to fund new libraries in Springhill and Minden, has been paid and dropped

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