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2024-25 Library Budget

2024-25 Approved Budget for the Liverpool Public Library

Voting Information

The vote was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the former Wetzel Road Elementary Gymnasium, 4246 Wetzel Road, Liverpool, NY. The budget was approved by a vote of 1137 to 356.

What will the tax impact be?

A 2.84% tax impact is at the allowable property tax cap. 

Highlights for the 2023 fiscal year include:

  • Let’s Read Liverpool Engages 374 Children During Summer Months— Our summer program offered more than 250 events and activities.

  • Sparking Imagination with Stories— Story Times captivated children and enhanced early literacy skills, as well as kindergarten readiness. Teen and tween programming drew impressive participation.

  • Spooktacular Fun at Haunted Garage— Donned in costume, hundreds of children and their families walked through the garage for the fourth annual event.

  • Giving Back to the Community— We held multiple collection drives and coordinated volunteer trips to area non-profit organizations. 

Library stats for 2023:

  • Items Checked Out (Physical & Electronic): 427,485
  • Participants for “Let’s Read, Liverpool!” Summer Reading: 374
  • Reference Questions: 12,655
  • Children’s Programs Offered: 640
  • Total Children's Program Attendance: 15,428
  • Adult Programs: 462
  • Adult Program Attendance: 10,617
  • One-on-One Programs: 995
  • WiFi Use: 16,592 Sessions
  • Website Sessions: 228,411 Visitors

Past Budgets -

Budget Vote Year
Budget Vote Status
Board Members Elected
Budget Files
2024-25 Library Budget Voters passed the 2024-25 LPL budget by the count of 1,137-356 on Tuesday, May 21.

There were no open Board of Trustee seats this year.

2023-24 Library Budget Voters passed the 2023-24 LPL budget by the count of 1,731-678 on Tuesday, May 16.

Board Members Elected:

  • Veronica Mainville
  • David Wood
2022-23 Library Budget Voters passed the 2022-23 LPL budget by the count of 1,740-409 on Tuesday, May 17.

Board Members Elected:

  • Yvette Hewitt
  • Mary Schapley
  • Dennis McLaughlin 
2021-22 Library Budget

Voters passed the 2021-2022 LPL budget by a count of 943-193 on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Below is a copy of the approved 2021-2022 budget side-by-side with the previous year's budget.

Board Members Elected:

  • Kay Budmen (935 votes) 
  • John Hluchyj (784 votes)

The board appointed Dennis McLaughlin for a one-year term. 

2020-21 Library Budget

The budget votes were counted on Wednesday, June 17. The library budget passed 5,019 to 1,752.

Due to the pandemic all the voting was done completely by absentee ballots.

On Friday, May 1, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order regarding the annual Liverpool Central School District (LCSD) and LPL Budget Votes and Board elections. What would typically take place on the third Tuesday in May at the school will now be held remotely on Tuesday, June 9.The vote will take place exclusively by absentee ballots.

Ashley Gouger was voted in as Trustee with 5,639 votes.
2019-20 Library Budget

The library budget vote was Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the former Wetzel Elementary School

The budget passed 1,062 to 241.

There were no open Board of Trustee seats this year.
2018-19 Library Budget

The library budget vote was on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6am-9pm at the Liverpool High School, 4338 Wetzel Rd.

The budget passed 1018 to 275.

Denise Baker was elected board trustee with 1021 votes.
2017-18 Library Budget

The Library Budget Vote was Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 6am-9pm at Liverpool High School Gym. 

The budget passed 1086 to 271.

Board Members elected:
  • Dorianne Gutierrez
  • Yvette Hewitt
  • Mary Schapley