Voters will decide on new library

Posted: 8:24 PM EDT Oct 18, 2013

The Parkland Community Library may be on the move, if voters give it the okay.

There will be a referendum on the November 5th ballot asking voters to approve an increase in the library tax.

That money would be used for a new library, which would be built on Grange Road in Upper Macungie Township.

Currently, a taxpayer with a home worth 100-thousand dollars pays a 10-dollar library tax.

If the referendum is passed, that tax would jump to 30-dollars.

Karl Siebert, President of the Parlkand Community Library Board, says the tax money will finance the new building over about a 20 year period. " It will also take care of staffing that new building," Siebert said, " It will also allow us to operate the current location on a limited basis."

 If the referendum passes, construction on the new library will begin in March.