Saturday, October 15, 2011

"Unlibraried" Illinois Residents Face a Patchwork of Fees

And a New Milford resident is not happy about it.

From a letter to the editor, Rockford Register-Star, 10/4/2011.

I was raised in Arizona using the public library system. I left the Rockford Public Library today without a library card, but I felt relieved when I thought I was eligible for the Cherry Valley Library.

But I left with no library card in hand and tears in my eyes because an out-of-district resident must pay $140 a year to use the library here

The Rockford area as an example

$115 annual fee

Based on the taxable value of propery of primary residence

(Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe + other areas)
$120 annual fee

$140 annual fee

Depends on assessed value or rent.

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