Since the levy was renewed in 2015, MidPointe Library System opened branches in Monroe and Liberty Twp. and resumed the Bookmobile service after more than 30 years. She said the Bookmobile visits 26 schools, other locations and community events.
In 2018, the revenues from the library levy generated more than $3.13 million, Hillman said. She said the levy accounts for nearly 36 percent of the library system’s operating costs for services and materials.
The Butler County Auditor’s Office said the renewal levy will cost about $21.44 per year per $100,000 of property value. Deputy Auditor David Brown said the average home value is $144,000 in the MidPointe Library System district, which includes Middletown, Trenton, Monroe and West Chester, Liberty, Lemon, Madison and Wayne townships.