Preston told council that approval of the levy renewal would allow for expansion in growing communities.
In June, the MidPointe Library System announced it would partner with Mount Pleasant Retirement Village to open a 2,100-square-foot, full-service library on the retirement campus at 1 Tennessee Ave. in Monroe.
No opening date has been set, but the library will use a $500,000 donation from an estate in Monroe — designated to support the establishment of a MidPointe Library in Monroe — that will support operations, technology and materials at the new location, library spokeswoman Cari Hillman told the Journal-News in June.
While it is projected that state library funding will remain stable, Library Director Anita Carroll said a levy failure would force the library board “to make some serious decisions.”
MidPointe has more than 128,360 library card holders across locations in Middletown, Trenton and West Chester Twp. The MidPointe Library System circulated more than 3.74 million items across its three branches in 2013, including books, DVDs and downloaded material.