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Notice of Interviews for the 
Position of BDL Director

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On Monday April 16th, 2012, the Director Selection Committee of the Branch District Library Board of Trustees will be conducting follow-up interviews with 2 candidates for the position of Library Director. Interviews will be held in the meeting room on the third floor of the Coldwater Branch Library. These interviews are open to the public.

  • 9:00am: Evette Atkin, from Lansing, MI. Ms. Atkin is currently the Michigan Evergreen Coordinator at the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services in Lansing.
  • 10:30am: Denise McKernan, from Kenockee, MI. Ms. McKernan is currently the library director at the Flint campus of Davenport University.

Quincy Spring Party

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Quincy Spring Party

Quincy Hunger Games Discussion

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Thursday's Weather Report

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Good morning and Happy International Women's Day! Two bits of weather-related news today: 1) we have no power at our Algansee branch this morning, so we will not be opening for business at 9:00am like usual. We'll open late if power returns before noon. and 2) the solar storm hitting Earth today may cause trouble with our satellite Internet connection at our Sherwood branch, so things might be slow out there. Have a good day!

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Update at 10:26am: Power is restored at our Algansee Branch, and we are open for business!

Help Save Our Library!

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The Michigan Legislature is debating the removal or replacement of the Personal Property Tax (PPT)

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  • Last year the Branch District Library lost $104,000 due to falling penal fines and property tax revenues.
  • If the PPT is repealed and the revenue not replaced, the library will lose another $73,000 a year. We expect property taxes and penal fines to continue to fall this year as well.
  • To offset our losses over the last several years we have frozen wages, cut our materials budgets, reduced operating hours, and raised fines. The further loss of PPT revenue would threaten the very existence of the library.
  • Contact your Michigan State representatives and let them know you want to make sure libraries are remembered during the PPT debate. If the PPT is repealed, revenue to libraries must be replaced!

FACTS

  • In Michigan, only businesses pay the PPT; items for household use have been exempt since the 1930s.
  • Personal property generally is interpreted to be that which is not permanently affixed to land: equipment, furniture, tools, computers, etc.
  • Counties, townships, school districts, local governments, and libraries depend on revenue from the PPT.

Ways to make your voice heard

Senator Bruce Caswell
P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Tel. (517) 373-5932
Fax (517) 373-5944
SenBCaswell@senate.michigan.gov

Representative Kenneth Kurtz
N-992 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI  48909
Tel. (517) 373-1794
KennethKurtz@house.mi.gov

Governor Rick Snyder
P.O. Box 30013
Lansing, Michigan 48909
Tel. (517) 373-3400
Fax (517) 335-6863
www.michigan.gov/contactsnyder

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