Perhaps this information from the State Librarian will be helpful.
Mary Jane, PVR
----- Original Message -----
From: "McShane, Sybil Brigham" <[log in to unmask]>
To: "Mary Jane Grace" <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 11:20 AM
Subject: RE: Public library spending
A list of local tax support/per capita local tax of each library is
(The chart for libraries in Towns over 5,000 pop. is on page 18 of the
This data is collected from libraries each fall (for its previous FY) as
part of a
federal statistics program.
The next data will be published toward the end of Feb. 2005.
Sybil Brigham McShane
VT Dept. of Libraries
109 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05609
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mary Jane Grace [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 10:48 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Fw: Public library spending
> Ms. McShane:
> The Town of Barre made an inquiry to Muninet (municipal listserv many town
> clerks are subscribed to) about municipal spending on public
> libraries. If
> your office has any data that might be helpful, I'd be glad to
> pass it on to
> the listserv for you.
> Mary Jane Grace
> Property Valuation and Review Div.
> Vermont Department of Taxes
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Barbara Oles" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 9:56 AM
> Subject: Re: Public library spending
> At 03:43 PM 1/5/2005 -0500, you wrote:
> >Good afternoon,
> >The Town of Barre is looking for information on what other communities in
> >Vermont are spending annually on their public libraries. If you could
> >please take a moment to answer the two questions listed below,
> it would be
> >greatly appreciated. Thank you.
> >1. How much money does your municipality give to the local
> library? Please
> >include the amounts for any form in which financial support is offered
> >(i.e. debt service, tax apportionment, etc.).
> >The Town of Guilford has been asked for $16,000 this year. The
> library is
> >in a town building maintained by the town. The rest of the expenses are
> They are open three days a week with a very active program.
> >2. What is the 2000 U.S. Census population estimate for your community?
> >Population 2043.
> >Trevor M. Lashua
> >Town of Barre, VT
> >Management Intern
> >[log in to unmask]
> Barbara B. Oles, CMC
> Town Clerk/Treasurer
> 236 School Rd
> Guilford, VT 05301