library district

Yes! Libraries Matter logo

On the May 16, 2017 ballot, voters approved Measure 17-79 to form a smaller, noncontiguous library district. The results were 52 to 47 percent in favor of the measure. See details about election results.

The new library district, which officially formed on June 14, 2017, provides stable, permanent funding to meet the ever-increasing demand for basic library services. Specifically, this sustainable funding will make possible more open hours across the four library branches throughout Josephine County and more and better books and other circulating materials.

This smaller district provides a foundation of stable funding for the future and is completely independent of county government. It is governed by the five members of the library district board who were elected on the same ballot.

This library district is being formed with a permanent, dedicated tax rate of 39 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value for those living within the library district boundaries.

Updated 12/6/2017