The Lucas County Public Library wants you to support its levy in November.
A rally at Fifth Third Field is the first attempt in gaining support leading up to election day. The Toledo-Lucas County Library is asking voters to say yes to it's levy request in November. It's a 5 year 2.9 mill levy and without it library officials say they'd have to prepare for the worst.
" It would be a terrible thing to happen to the community that the free public library would not be free and open. It would mean closing some facilities, we're sure of that. We're hanging on by a thread right now, we've cut staff and we're really down to bare bones."
The library's current levy expires at the end of the year. Staff says nearly half of the library's funding would be gone if the levy is not renewed. We're told the library barley scrapping by as it is.
" If you think about half of any budget, we took a real hit during the recession perhaps you remember back in 2009 we cut hours by 27 percent the number one complaint is that you're not open when we want you."
It's officially issue 23 on the November ballot. If the levy passes, it would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $88 per year.