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Support our local libraries

Our local libraries are the cornerstones of our communities, providing vital services for our residents.

They are not just places to borrow books, but places of learning, obtaining skills, communicating and more.

That’s why we are asking for Hancock County voters to continue their support of the library levy appearing on the ballot for the May 8 primary.

This is a continuation of the existing levy, with no increase in rates for property owners.

According to the call of the levy, the rates will be set at $0.646 for every $100 of assessed value on Class I properties; $1.292 for Class II; $2.584 for Class III; and $2.584 for Class IV.

Through those rates, $200,000 will be raised each year for Hancock County’s three community libraries: the Mary H. Weir Public Library in Weirton, the Swaney Memorial Public Library in New Cumberland and the Lynn Murray Memorial Public Library in Chester.

If passed by 60 percent of the voters, the levy will be in effect from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2023.

Our area benefits from such a strong network of libraries, and those libraries have always enjoyed the strong support of our communities.

Please continue to show that support and vote for the levy.

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