Potential benefits of a library district

Could help areas with lower property values maintain quality library services.

Allow public libraries to combine under a new administrative structure, which offers the potential for improved library services and cost savings through sharing costs, such as administrative, personnel, collections, and technology.

Electors can establish and dissolve districts by direct vote.

Members of the Board of Trustees are elected.

Members of the Board of Trustees have the power to levy, within limits.

Through elected trustees, libraries become directly linked to the people that they serve.

City councils and county commissioners are freed from many of their administrative and governing responsibilities to the library.

Communities can use the library district to improve an important and essential public service.

Provide the opportunity for more stable funding.