The levy will draw revenue from residents in Middletown, Monroe, Trenton and Seven Mile; and Lemon, Liberty, Madison, Wayne and West Chester townships.
Library supporters gathered at Stefano’s Italian cafe, 2200 Central Ave., Tuesday evening to watch as election results trickled in. A far cry from a typical television viewing party, attendees whipped out their iPhones and BlackBerrys and silently downloaded results straight from the board of elections.
James VonderHaar, president of the library board and chairman of the Libraries Enrich Lives committee, said he was not sure if low turnout at the polls wound up benefiting the levy.
“I think the passionate supporters got out and voted,” VonderHaar said. “The two unknowns for me were the rest of the county where we don’t really have a big, physical presence and how much the tea party movement might have impacted things.”
VonderHaar said the board appreciated the stoic reaction library staff gave when they were forced to terminate positions last fall, saying he looks forward to increasing hours as soon as possible.