Renewal Levy on Ballot November 5

Your Libraries...Your Services

*No Tax Increase* Renewal Levy (1 – mill for 5 years) for the Operation and Maintenance of YOUR Kate Love Simpson Libraries

  • In terms of state funding, Ohio Public Libraries are operating at 1998 funding levels.
  • State funds are distributed according to population; therefore, based on this data, Morgan County is the third lowest funded library system in the State of Ohio. 
  • Local levy dollars account for 35% of our library’s yearly budget.


What Kate Love Simpson Libraries Do for You

  • Access to a wide variety of materials targeted at audiences of all ages both digitally and in print
    • Books, audio, ebooks, magazines, music, videos, databases, and more!
  • Literacy based programs to encourage reading in Morgan County’s youth from birth to teens
  • Outreach services to schools, nursing homes, churches, patron residences, and stops in all areas of the county
  • Computer terminals offering high speed Internet and software to aid in word processing, presentations, etc.
  • Printing, copying, and scanning capabilities in black and white and color
  • Computer classes covering basic applications, Internet, specific software, and digital downloading
  • Genealogy Room housing local and state historical documents and information
  • Meeting room space for community events
  • Member of SEO consortium allowing patrons to access materials from over 200 various library locations
  • Partner with various community organizations and members to host a wide array of programs
  • Distributor of governmental forms, voter materials, tax forms, etc.


Kate Love Simpson Libraries @ a Glance


  • Open 4,678 hours per year            
  • Average of 300 visitors each day, totaling over 82,000 patrons served per year  
  • 7,875 card holders                                     
  • Over 230 programs per year with attendance nearing 3,500 participants
  • Circulating over 125,000 items per year
  • 720 bookmobile stops per year
  • 10,964 patrons accessed library public Internet Computers in 2018
  • 23,592 patrons connected to wireless Internet in 2018