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Library millage renewal scheduled for March ballot

by Minden Press-Herald

Your Webster Parish Libraries will be on the ballot to have the current, critical operating millage renewed on March 25, 2023. The millage is not an increase, but a renewal of 12.39 mills for ten years. This millage makes up 97% of library revenue used to provide services to all residents throughout the parish. These funds are dedicated specifically for library operations and are separate from other departments. The millage is renewed by vote every 10 years and the current millage will expire at the end of 2024. 

“The 10 year millage election results affect not only our libraries, but our entire parish. Our library system is the fourth oldest library system in the state and, in my opinion, one of the very best. This is because of the support received from Webster Parish residents year after year. It makes me proud to represent Webster Parish Libraries across the state. On March 25, 2023, we will once again hope to receive support from the people we serve. Our libraries are a valuable resource to the parish, and I couldn’t even begin to imagine what our communities would be like without them,” said Savannah Jones, Director of Webster Parish Libraries. “When our parish residents go to the voting booth on March 25th, the fate of their local libraries will be in their hands. This means you will be voting on what you want to see happen with your local libraries! We have so much we want to continue accomplishing for all the residents of Webster Parish!”

This millage renewal would provide continued funding to all seven branches of Webster Parish Libraries, which includes the Cotton Valley, Doyline, Heflin, Minden, Sarepta, Sibley, and Springhill locations. Funds from the millage are used to cover operating expenses and are vital to the continuation of current library services. 

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