Proposition L
passed on November 8, 2016


During the election on November 8, 2016, voters in the Library’s district voted to increase its levy for the first time since 1983. Thanks to this funding, the Library will be able to maintain and grow services and collections and improve Library facilities. The impact to the average household is a 1% increase in property tax.

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Why did the Library propose this increase?


Mid-Continent Public Library is serving many more people with up-to-date collections and new technology than when the levy was last increased in 1983. Last year, Library visitors would have filled Kauffman Stadium 97 times. Over the next 15 years, the District population is forecast to grow to 1 million residents. To serve growing communities, the Library needs to update and construct buildings, grow the collection of available resources, and increase services requested by the community.

What Happens Now?


The renovation or replacement of aging Library facilities to serve the needs of modern Library users in growing communities.

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Expansion of access to Library services through additional operating hours and improved in-branch internet bandwidth.

Expansion of Library services for young children, students, seniors, small business owners, and others.

Increased investment in Library materials including physical and digital books, movies and music, online instruction for every age, research tools, and informational databases to meet the demands of growing communities.

How will this levy increase affect MY property taxes?


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