On May 212024, you will see the following proposition on your South Jefferson Central School District ballot.

 “Shall the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($) be raised by annual levy of a tax upon the taxable real property within the South Jefferson Central School District for the purpose of funding the Mannsville Free Library?”

The above request is prompted by Mannsville Free Library’s desire to provide enhanced library services to all residents of the School District and our desire to comply with New York State Board of Regents policy that urges public libraries to shift tax support from general appropriations by towns to a direct public vote. This shift will reduce town appropriations for library services and provide taxpayers with the ability to determine the desired level of public library services.

In addition, if the vote is successful, our libraries will be able to fully embrace new information technologies available through our public library system.

Links to Mannsville Free Library’s 2024 Budget, Strategic Plan, Annual Report to the Community, Board of Trustees meeting dates and minutes, and pertinent policies are all available for your information on this website’s Policies page.