More than 80,000 people use the Shorewood-Troy Library each year, according to a Sun-Times News Group report, and while the community has grown since the library district was established 35 years ago, the building has not.
Nor has the percentage of taxes collected from village residents changed in the last three decades, according to the report.
And now library officials are asking residents to support a tax increase to build a new $21 million library. How much will this cost you?
If the referendum passes on April 9, the average Shorewood-area homeowner would pay between $19-$26 more a month, according to the Sun-Times News Group report.
“You’re buying a book,” library director Jennie Cisna Mills stated in the report. “That’s what you’re doing.”
Mills will continue to meet with residents on Saturday morning's in the library's lobby each week leading up to the election. More information is available on the library's website.