Final Election Results:

Updated Nov. 25, 2009 7:49pm

Candidate

Total

Percentage

Approved

90,661

53.0951%

Rejected

80,091

46.9049%


Key Dates:

Oct. 5, 2009
Mail-in/online registration ends

Oct. 16, 2009
Absentee ballots mailed

Oct. 26, 2009
In person registration ends

Nov. 3, 2009
Election Day


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Library levy winning by 51% to 49%

HeraldNet - November 4, 2009

If Tuesday night election results hold up, Sno-Isle Libraries won't have to cut hours next year. Reported by the Everett Herald.
Added: Nov. 4, 2009


Approve reasonable request

HeraldNet - October 9, 2009

The Everett Herald has just posted an editorial for the endorsement of the Sno-Isle Libraries Levy. All the details about the election, including how it effects everyone is included in the story. Remember to Vote Yes for Libraries on November 3!
Added: Oct. 9, 2009


Boy Lifts Book; Librarian Changes Boy's Life

NPR.org - October 2, 2009

National Public Radio tells the story of a troubled boy who finds much more than he thought at the school library.
Added: Oct. 3, 2009


Your Public Library

YouTube - April 20, 2007

A video about how important libraries are to local communities, education and economic health. Of the primary attractions at local libraries, technology, information and entertainment are all discussed in this YouTube video all about libraries all over the country.
Added: Oct. 2, 2009


Voters should back library levy

PNW Local News - Sep. 30, 2009

The Whidbey News-Times has published an opinion piece outlining the reasons why everyone should support their local libraries, especially in a sinking economy where library usage is skyrocketing.
Added: Oct. 1, 2009


Shout It Out for Your Library!

YouTube - June 3, 2009

The New York Public Library has a short film about the importance of libraries. Numerous notable faces speak their support of libraries in this YouTube post.
Added: Oct. 1, 2009


Libraries on Frontline of Connecting Americans With Government, Job Resources

Reuters - Sep. 15, 2009

Libraries as a central part of interacting with the government, and being a much needed source of job opportunities in tough economic times. Reuters repots on a story originally from the American Library Association.
Added: Sep. 30, 2009


Too Close to Home

The Procrastinator - Sep. 12, 2009

Robin wasserman writes about the horror of the entire Philadephia Library System potentially closing due to a budget crisis on her blog The Procrastinator.
Added: Sep. 29, 2009


I Love Libraries!

Roads to Learning - Sep. 16, 2009

A homeschooling mom in Idaho writes about their trip to the library and why they love libraries on a personal blog titled Roads to Learning.
Added: Sep. 28, 2009


Library system announces budget cuts

The Whidbey Examiner - Aug. 26, 2009

A breakdown of budget cuts proposed and put into action at Sno-Isle Libraries recently by The Whidbey Examiner includes additional details about the upcoming election and how it will help fund our libraries if successful.
Added: Sep. 14, 2009


Pay cut by chief is courageous

HeraldNet - Aug. 23, 2009

Published by the Everett Herald, this kudos for the director of Sno-Isle Libraries for leading by example and enacting a 3 percent pay cut for the six highest paid employees was sent from a reader.
Added: Sep. 13, 2009


Sno-Isle rolls back salaries

The Enterprise - Aug. 19, 2009

Library system will also seek a tax increase on the November ballot, as reported by The Enterprise.
Added: Sep. 13, 2009


Sno-Isle Libraries first official action in the 2010 budgeting process

Whidbey Daily - Aug. 2009

Whidbey Daily takes a look at the upcoming budget cuts and election information relating to Sno-Isle Libraries.
Added: Sep. 11, 2009


Sno-Isle Libraries scales back, looks to tax increase

HeraldNet - August 16, 2009

A mixture of budget cuts and tax increases are summariezed in this article published in the Everett Herald. Details include a salary cut for the six highest paid employees and a salary freeze, which combined with a smaller request from tax payers, should allows the library to continue providing service as it has been.
Added: Sep. 11, 2009


Library cuts salaries to reduce levy request

North County Outlook - August 12, 2009

Sno-Isle Libraries annouce salary cuts in order to lower the levy rate for the upcoming election in November. The North County Outlook outlined the cuts which would lower the six highest paid employees salaries by 3 percent. Other cuts include a salary freeze for the rest of staff.
Added: Sep. 11, 2009


Sno-Isle announces budget cuts

SCNews.com - August 11, 2009

Stanwood/Camano News reports on the latest announcement from the Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees, detailing budget cuts.
Added: Sep. 4, 2009


Sno-Isle Libraries scales back, looks to tax increase

HeraldNet - August 16, 2009

The Everett Herald has published an article about the upcoming election.
Added: Aug. 16, 2009


Sno-Isle libraries help computer neophytes

HeraldNet - March 24, 2009

The computer programs offered at Sno-Isle Libraries make news at the Everett Herald.
Added: Aug. 16, 2009


Libraries' popularity rises as economy sinks

HeraldNet - February 5, 2009

Sno-Isle Libraries are featured in an article published in the Everett Herald about how library usage has gone up as the economy has gone down.
Added: Aug. 16, 2009


More people using libraries in tough times

SFGate - December 27, 2008

An article published in the San Francisco Chronicle showcases how library usage has increased due to the slumping economy.
Added: Aug. 16, 2009


Libraries Offer Free Relief in Tough Times

YouTube - December 11, 2008

NBC news reports on the importance of libraries in tough economic times.
Added: Aug. 16, 2009

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