The voters of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake have passed Issue 16, with 3,290 votes (52.92%) in favor and 2,927 votes (47.08%) against.
We would like to thank the people of Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake for your support in passing the library levy. The library has served the community since 1912 and we look forward to offering quality service for many years to come. Thank you for supporting your library!
Community leaders and organizations are united in their support for Issue 16, including:
- Cuyahoga Falls City Council
- Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
- Falls News Press
- Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don L. Robart
- Cuyahoga Falls City Council President Diana Colavecchio
- Silver Lake Mayor Bernie Hovey
- Silver Lake Village Council President Karen Fuller
Our board of trustees has approved a budget for 2011, with a reduction in planned spending for the second straight year. The budget will remain tentative into the summer, when the state will pass its new biennial budget. You can read more about the budget in the Falls News-Press or on our funding and budget page, where you can find out more about our funding and view the budget.
How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services? Use our value calculator to find out. (As of April 27, the value of everyone's checkouts so far this year is over $3.7 million.)
Want to vote early? You can vote now at the Board of Elections office, 470 Grant St. (Akron), 8 - 4:30, Monday - Friday. Or, to get an absentee ballot, just go to the Board of Elections web site for instructions and a form, or pick up a form at the library.
KnowItNow24x7 now provides answers via text in addition to its web-based chat option. Just text the word "knowitnow" to 66746 for brief instructions, or simply begin their text message with the word "knowitnow" and send it. Any kind of question is welcome; however, those that can be answered with brief, factual information are most effectively handled through texting. KnowItNow24x7 does not charge for any of its services, but phone carriers' regular text message and data rates apply.
Come and browse though our large selection of gently used books, paperbacks, children's books, records, movies CDs and puzzles. Thursday, May 5: Preview for Friends members only, 5:30 - 8:00. General public: Friday, May 6, 10 - 6; Saturday, May 7, 10 - 4.
Every Tuesday, you can present this coupon (PDF) at Little Ceasers on State Road and they will donate 15% of your food total to the Cuyahoga Falls Library Supporters for their campaign to pass the library levy.
Present a coupon with your order at 16 Kids Deli and they will donate 10% to the Cuyahoga Falls Library Supporters. Coupons are available in the library.
Faced with decreasing state support for libraries, you, the voters, passed a 1.3 mill levy in 2006 to keep our library functioning. That 5-year levy is ending and state support continues to decrease. Issue #16 replaces the 2006 levy, costing $1.12 per week on a $100,000 house - little more than 25¢ more per week than the 2006 levy. For more information see the levy facts page and the Falls Library Supporters' web site.