Library Community Meetings:
Monday, May 13th, 6:30 PM in the Washburn Room at the Frank J. Basloe Library.
The regular meeting of the library board of trustees will follow.
Past Public Presentations:
Herkimer Elementary School PTA on March 4th
Herkimer Garden Club on March 12th
Frank J. Basloe Library on April 24th & April 30th
Herkimer NOW on April 25th
Herkimer Rotary April 30th
We depend on the Frank J. Basloe Library for a lot—from getting our kids to love reading to public computers for those without access to community meeting space to entertainment and education for our families to being a place that transforms lives.
Now, Basloe needs to depend on us—the residents of the Herkimer School District--to make sure it gets the funding it needs. Stable funding means Basloe will be able to focus on the future of our children, our families and our community.
When school district voters increased Basloe's funding from $45,000 to $90,000, the Village of Herkimer cut the library's funding by $45,000.
This consistent decrease in Basloe's funding has resulted in the lowest new materials budget in years, no teen/tween programming, no Saturday hours during the summer and the inability to collaborate with community partners like our schools.