Funding

 Library Funding 

Almost 90% of our funding comes from a district-wide millage which helps provide books, movies and music in multiple formats; special collections; public computers; expert staff; and programming. The remaining 10-12% comes from penal fines, library fines and fees, state aid to libraries, interest income, and other smaller misc income items. CADL has operated under the same millage rate of 1.56 mills since 2006. The current millage expires Dec. 31, 2021. 

Value

Families that check out an average of just 1 item per week, including items from our new library of things, will save over $900 annually. For residents owning a home valued at $120,000 (taxable value of $60,000) their annual taxes supporting the library are $93.60 per year. That’s nearly a 10 to 1 return on your tax dollars!