School libraries that are a part of the Glendale Elementary School District in Arizona are expected to see upgrades funded by a $35 million bond approved this month by voters as part of an overall district facility improvement effort.
The vote was close: with 51 percent of district residents in favor of the bond and 49 percent opposed.
At the same time, voters in Colorado’s Fremont County overwhelmingly gave their approval to a proposal that will allow the county to build high-speed internet services to libraries and schools, among other users.
That measure passed with 73 percent of the vote.
In New Mexico, voters provided a nearly 69 percent victory for the statewide Public Libraries Bond, which will see the selling and issuing of around $12.9 million in bonds for school, public, and tribal libraries to buy new materials and expand their electronic services.
Sandoval County voters also gave a thumbs-up to a $3.3 million library general obligation library bond that will be used for making upgrades and improvements to more than a dozen libraries of varying size.
Of that figure, some $200,000 will go towards facility improvements for the county library in Cuba; while another $100,000 is being allocated to the county library in Cochiti Pueblo.
Other capital outlay allocations for the remaining fourteen libraries in the county will vary between $4,200 and $65,000.
By Garry Boulard
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