Library Fee Changes Begin October 1, 2016
The Hailey Public Library begins a new fiscal year on October 1, 2016 and with it comes a policy change that will affect some patrons. It is our intent to give everyone plenty of notice regarding the fee changes which the Library Board of Trustees approved April 20, 2016 and City Council approved July 18, 2016.
- Beginning October 1, 2016, the annual fee for a nonresident library card will increase from $50.00 to $63.00 annually.
- A six month nonresident card will increase from $27.50 to $31.50.
- A three month nonresident card will increase from $15.00 to $15.75.
- The senior nonresident card will remain the same at $20.00.
- A one time, one month temporary nonresident card will still be offered at no charge.
- Thereafter, nonresident fees will be adjusted yearly in accordance with annual statistics this relying on a formula of actual costs.
- The increase will go into effect with each membership renewal date.
The cost is changing but not the benefits: Each nonresident membership entitles all family members per household to receive their own card and enjoy the library’s checkout privileges and services.
Why the increase? The average City of Hailey household pays $63 in property tax to support the library. The library seeks only to ask nonresidents who enjoy the benefits pay the same amount. The last fee increase was in 2004.
Please feel free to speak with a staff member or to the Library Director LeAnn Gelskey if you have any questions or concerns. email@example.com