The Apalachin Library board is seeking approval of a plan to provide more money to operate the facility.


The Apalachin Library currently is open 38 hours a week. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

A referendum on Tuesday will determine whether annual taxpayer funding for the library will be increased by $20,000. The Apalachin library now receives $72,444 a year from a special tax.

Library director Catherine Sorber said the Main Street facility currently receives some limited funding from Tioga County and the Town of Owego.

Sorber said the additional funding would help the library to acquire more equipment and items for use by Apalachin residents.

The library provides a range of community programs, including opportunities for children.

Voting on the Apalachin library funding proposal will be conducted in conjunction with the Owego Apalachin School District budget vote. The library issue is separate from school propositions.

Residents may vote at the Apalachin Elementary School or at Owego Free Academy on Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m.

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