Libraries Matter

The passage of proposition L on November 6 will usher in a new era of advancement of St. Louis County Library. Proposition L, approved by 58% of the voters, increases the library's tax ceiling by 6 cents to 26 cents per $100 valuation. That mount will be sufficient to build new branches where needed, repair and remodel others, and enhance service at all 20 locations.

Library Director Charles Pace thanked voters by saying, "We are proud that the voters of the library district had confidence in our vision for taking the St. Louis County Library into the future to benefit our children, families and seniors. The County Library is already one of the finest and most used libraries in the nation and, with these new resources, we will strive to make it the best."

In the months to come, the Board of Trustees will consider which of the projects outlined in the Facilities Master Plan are most pressing and act accordingly. Input from the community will also play an important role in this process. 

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