Update following November 8th 2016 election:
The ballot question to approve a Local Option Sales Tax to fund a new library and headquarters was defeated. The vote was 2,266 no votes and 1,832 yes votes – a difference of 434.
The Cambridge City Council will determine any future activities concerning the Cambridge Library facility
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- Cambridge residents received an update and even shared some of their own visions in a discussion on the new library project during the Friends of the Cambridge Library annual meeting Tuesday night, July 26 2016. City Administrator Lynda Woulfe (pictured right) presented the latest plans and concept drawings, the tax referendum on the November ballot and the timeline. East Central Regional Library Director Barbara Misselt discussed what the new library will mean for the community. Keep informed of the new library journey by viewing these documents.
- The Cambridge City Council met on June 20th.
- The Council accepted the recommendation of the Library Task Force to locate the new library on the block where the current library now stands.
- The Council passed an Intent to Call for a Referendum Ballot Question on a half percent (.005) Local Sales and Use Tax for the November 8, 2016 General Election to finance the new library.
- Friends of the Cambridge Library invited the public to take a 3 question opinion survey about selecting a site for the new Cambridge Public Library. The survey report was given to the Library Task Force on June 13th and the City Council on 6/20. Click here to read the survey report. Thank you to everyone who gave us your opinion. If you have further opinions you’d like to give the City and the Library, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use a comment form at the library.