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2023-24 Library Budget

2023-24 Proposed Budget for the Liverpool Public Library

Voting Information

Vote on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voting will be held at the former Wetzel Road Elementary Gymnasium, 4246 Wetzel Road, Liverpool, NY

Board of Trustees Candidates

The Liverpool Public Library will have two open seats for the 2023 election. The Trustee candidates will be on the ballot on Tuesday, May 16, in addition to the library and school district budgets.

The trustees elected in the May election will be sworn in during the July meeting of the Board of Trustees. The terms are for five years.

What will the tax impact be?

A 3.4% tax impact is at the allowable property tax cap. 

Highlights for the 2022 fiscal year include:

  • The LPL2Go Van launched, bringing WiFi and library services right to our community 

  • The Charlie Cart, a self contained mobile kitchen, arrived at the LPL! The Charlie Cart was made possible by funding from the NYS Assembly, with a special thanks to Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter.

  • LPL teens and tweens celebrated STEM Education with Micron

  • Since July 2022, 182 children signed up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

  • Hearing Loops were installed in the library to further increase accessibility at the LPL

  • The LPL offers a full complement of early literacy programs, along with robust programs for tweens and teens. 

  • Did you hear that? Live music returned to the LPL, thanks to the CNY Arts grant

Library stats for 2022:

  • Items Checked Out (Physical & Electronic): 362,903
  • “Let’s Read, Liverpool!” Summer Participants: 505
  • Reference Questions: 11,514
  • Children’s Programs Offered: 628
  • Adult Programs and Outreach Visits Offered: 823
  • Total Live Program Attendance: 21,380
  • Community Partnerships: 120 (and growing!)
  • One-on-One Support (Tech Help & Deliveries): 895
  • WiFi Use: 11,794 Sessions
  • Website Sessions: 184,119 Visitors
  • Library Visits: 151,416

Past Budgets -

Budget Vote Year
Budget Vote Status
Board Members Elected
Budget Files
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