On Aug. 5, 2014, Capital Area District Libraries will ask voters to renew our operating millage at the current rate of 1.56 mills for another four years. For an Ingham County resident who owns a home with a taxable value of $50,000 (market value of $100,000), the cost of 1.56 mills is $78 per year or just 21 cents per day.

Renewal of its millage will provide Capital Area District Libraries with the funding to continue operating 13 branches and a Bookmobile, serving 23 municipalities in Ingham County.


The Facts

  • CADL has operated under the same millage rate since 2006.
  • If this millage is approved, your taxes for library service will not increase.
  • CADL's current millage expired Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Almost 90% of our funding comes from our operating millage.
  • Despite the loss of nearly $1.4 million in tax revenue over the past three years, CADL has maintained operations by reducing $1.6 million in expenses.
  • CADL patrons checked out 2.7 million items in 2013.



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