With the proposed 2018-19 budget, the library strikes a balance between new and core responsibilities with a greater allocation of funding for the materials line, allowing for the ongoing purchase of movies and books – in print and digital formats – and providing a boost to the Library of Things collection. Salary and general operations costs remain largely stable, with a small increase furniture and equipment line to accommodate some planned service enhancements.
Bethlehem Central School District residents will vote on the budget Tuesday, May 15, from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. at Bethlehem Central High School.
Also on the ballot are two full-term, five-year seats and one partial-term seat on the board of trustees. The partial seat has a term of three years. Seats will be filled in order of the number of votes received. On the ballot are Caroline Brancatella, Mark Kissinger and Harmeet Narang, all of whom are current trustees on board.
An informal Meet the Candidates evening will be held at the library Wednesday, May 2, at 6 p.m.