Libraries give us the resources to encounter new worlds and new ways of looking at the world – to enlarge horizons, to gain wisdom, to open ourselves to new experiences. And Sno-Isle Libraries is truly one of the best library systems in the state with a terrific track record of reflecting the diverse needs and…Read More
Op-Ed by Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director, Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory in the South Whidbey Record.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