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Support your library, Vote FOR Issue 17 on Nov. 2, 2021!

Support Your Award-Winning Library on November 2, 2021

Vote FOR Issue 17

Washington-Centerville Public Library will have a 3.0 mill renewal continuous levy on the ballot November 2, 2021.

This levy WILL NOT increase the current tax you pay for the Library.

Your Library is your connection to so many things that make Centerville/Washington Township a premier community in which to live!

Your Library, Your Connection to...

Relaxation and Escape

WCPL relies on levy support to maintain a robust collection of books, audios, movies, music and more in both physical and digital formats.
Approximately 20% of the Library’s budget annually is used to purchase new materials for checkout.

Vote FOR our Quality of Life

Student Success

Levy funds support programs like storytime, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and Summer Reading Club that promote literacy and foster a love of reading.
Proficient readers are 4 times more likely to graduate by age 18 than those who read below level.

Vote FOR Educating our Children

A New Career

Levy support ensures free job coaching, monthly networking groups and skill-building resources are readily available for those looking for jobs, or training for a new career.
Free subscriptions to resources like LinkedIn Learning save citizens money.

Vote FOR a Skilled Workforce

New Friends

WCPL uses levy funds to help build community via book discussions and other events, free meeting spaces, and collaborative events with other community groups.
In a typical year, more than 70,000 citizens attend library events.

Vote FOR Connecting with Others

Answers to Almost Any Question

Levy support funds the Library’s most valuable resource – knowledgeable and helpful staff. Whether it’s school, business, or personal research, library staff are always ready to help.
In a typical year, library staff answer more than 100,000 questions.

Vote FOR Access to Credible Information

A 5 Star Library System

WCPL has enjoyed many consecutive years rated 5 Star by Library Journal. Levy funds ensure our Library remains one of the highest rated in the nation for collections, services and programs.
The Library has been rated 5 Star, 4 out of the past 5 years.

Vote FOR a Library That Makes You Proud

A picture of a sample ballot, the text says "Issue 17 Proposed tax Levy (Renewal) Washington-Centerville Public Libarary A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage" Begin text of levy renewal "A renewal of tax for the benefit of the Washington-Centerville Public Libarary for the purpose of Current expenses at a rate not exceeding 3 mills for each on dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.30 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2021, first due in calendar year 2022." Below the text are two options "For the tax levy" and "Against the tax levy" The circle next to "For the tax levy" is filled in

For Issue 17, be sure to vote "For the Tax Levy"


Find out what our community is saying about the Washington Centerville Public Library

S. Puckett

“Thank you for your part in my children’s’ love of reading. Every week I have the joy of bringing them a bag full of gifts for them to dive into. They wait with excitement for the day when the new bag of books come home and what adventures await. You provide these gifts, which has helped to ignite a love for reading in us. Thank you for your patience with finding all of the books on hold for us, for your hard work, and for your devotion to literacy in our community. It has made a difference in our family!”

Sharon Short (a.k.a. Jess Montgomery)

“As a child, the library was my portal to dazzling new worlds, ideas and stories, sparking my imagination and fueling my own story-telling passion for my lifetime. As an adult and professional writer, I remain indebted to the library as essential to my creative work and personal growth.”

David E.

“I was at Woodbourne Library the other day and the Children’s librarians were very kind and helpful. They showed me the two sections for comic books in the children's sections and explained to me how to search for children's titles on the website. I appreciate all the kind help.”

A Mom attending virtual storytimes

“We moved here from Vietnam about a year ago and my son and I are still learning how to speak English. We’ve been attending the virtual storytimes, and it’s really helped my son learn the language. Now his English is better than mine!”
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