Sno-Isle Libraries is opening a new library in the Lakewood/Smokey Point area in January. Read the article from the Sno-Isle Libraries website: A new library is coming to Lakewood/Smokey Point Lakewood/Smokey Point Library will open its doors for the first time on Jan. 6, 2018, following a 9:30 a.m. celebration. The library will normally be…Read More
We all remember 2009. Times were tough and about to get tougher. It is in such times that public institutions such as Sno-Isle Libraries are revealed as the bedrock they are for a free and informed society. In 2009, the officials at Sno-Isle Libraries made a promise: “If you vote ‘yes’ on levy measure and…Read More
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Library funding sources
Sno-Isle Libraries receives about 98 percent of its funding for ongoing maintenance and operations from a general property tax levy.
- Timber excise tax (state and private timber sales)
- Leasehold excise tax
- Contract fees
- Donations, grants
- Investment interest
Capital projects, such as new or substantially renovated libraries, are paid for by voter-approved bond levies. Funds from bond levies are earmarked for specific capital projects and cannot be used for other purposes.Once the capital-project bonds are paid off, the bond levy ends and is longer assessed.
From the sno-isle.org website