Ohio Voters Approve 5 out of 7 Public Library Levies

COLUMBUS — On March 19, voters approved five out of seven public library levies on local ballots around Ohio. The issues included four renewals, two replacements and one renewal with an increase. The five levies that passed did so by significant margins with an average voter approval rate of 67 percent.

“Unfortunately, we saw mixed results last night,” said Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council. “Two library levies did not pass, but overall, voters showed that they consider their public libraries a priority and are willing to provide them with the financial resources necessary to serve their communities. We know Ohioans recognize the value of their libraries and the essential services they provide. Our state still remains a national leader in support of libraries at the ballot box.”

Unofficial results of the public library ballot issues on the March 19, 2024 ballot (PDF)