Ohioans Approve 18 out of 19 Public Library Levies

On Nov. 8, voters approved 18 out of 19 public library issues on local ballots around Ohio. The successful library ballot issues included 13 renewals; two additional/new; two replacements; and one renewal with an increase. The average voter approval rating was 66 percent.

The Cardington-Lincoln Public Library levy did not pass by an extremely narrow margin.

“It’s great to see voters from all over Ohio express their support for public libraries at the polls,” said Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council. “The one loss was extremely close, and it was decided by only 16 votes which is further evidence that every vote counts and is critically important.”

Unofficial results of the public library ballot issues on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot are available on the OLC website.

“Our libraries continue to provide essential programs and services to their communities and are good stewards of taxpayer dollars. Yesterday’s election results show that Ohioans value their libraries and are willing to provide them with the financial resources necessary to serve their neighborhoods,” Francis said.