To the editor:
Libraries are important institutions in every community.
We have three city-run public libraries in Manitowoc County. Some larger counties run a system of libraries but usually the local city government maintains the local library and operates it with city employees.
The local libraries operate as a department of city government with a separate library board that oversees them. Taxpayers throughout the county contribute to support these city institutions. Everybody has access to the library.
The county levies a property tax on those municipalities (towns and villages) who don’t have a library of their own. In Manitowoc County we levy an additional tax to support the libraries in Manitowoc, Two Rivers, and Kiel within Manitowoc County and libraries in Calumet, Brown, Kewaunee, and Sheboygan counties according to its usage by Manitowoc County residents.
(Please see the March 30 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)
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