Excerpt: Voters will decide in November whether to continue their support of the Columbus Metropolitan Library and its 20 branches.
At the urging of library director Patrick Losinski, the seven-member library board decided yesterday that a May vote wouldn't leave enough time to educate voters about the need for a renewal levy.
"There are considerably more opportunities to disseminate information and to seek input from key civic, business and cultural partners" by waiting until November, Losinski wrote in a memo to the board.[snip]
The Columbus library system has cut $8 million from its budget by reducing hours, staff, maintenance and building renovations. The current levy, which ends this year, supplies the district with half of its $45 million budget.