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Voters will decide on new library

Published On: Oct 18 2013 08:24:28 PM EDT

Referendum on library tax to ultimately decide if new library will be built

The Parkland Community Library may be on the move, if voters give it the okay.

There will be a referendum on the November 5th ballot asking voters to approve an increase in the library tax.

That money would be used for a new library, which would be built on Grange Road in Upper Macungie Township.


Currently, a taxpayer with a home worth 100-thousand dollars pays a 10-dollar library tax.

If the referendum is passed, that tax would jump to 30-dollars.

Karl Siebert, President of the Parlkand Community Library Board, says the tax money will finance the new building over about a 20 year period. " It will also take care of staffing that new building," Siebert said, " It will also allow us to operate the current location on a limited basis."

 If the referendum passes, construction on the new library will begin in March.