This is a special year. Not only is 2021 the 21st year of the 21st century, Batavia’s award-winning public library turns 140 years old in April and its current facility is nearly 20 years old. In 2021, as promised, the Library is embarking on a series of major capital projects. Such maintenance work is not glamorous, but it is important—and it is necessary.
Source of Funds. In November 2018, voters of the Batavia Public Library District approved a seven-cent (7¢) increase in the Library’s tax rate for operations. Effectively a swap, the initiative redirected a seven-cent tax rate for construction bonds to the Library’s tax rate for operations—a “zero tax-rate change” referendum.
We believe in good stewardship. We are keeping the promise. Thank you, Batavia, for your support!
George H. Scheetz