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Mission Statement: “ The LaGrange County Library will meet the informational and educational needs of the residents of LaGrange County in a professional and courteous manner.”. LaGrange County Public Library Overview and History of the Library. LaGrange County Public Library Overview.

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Mission Statement:“The LaGrange County Library will meet the informational and educational needs of the residents of LaGrange County in a professional and courteous manner.”

lagrange county public library overview
LaGrange County Public LibraryOverview
  • Original Carnegie Library built in 1917
  • Added onto and expanded into the former Town Hall
  • “Two Libraries” – normal community library and a Book Mobile, virtual library on wheels
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LaGrange County Public LibraryOverview (cont’d)
  • Over 61,000 books in the library with another 23,000 plus books dedicated to the Book Mobile
  • Staff of over a dozen that operates many different programs and areas.
  • Book Mobile, staff work areas, library program activity spaces, plus vertical circulation, utility and storage exist in a building that is less than 12,000 square feet of area on six different floor levels.
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LaGrange County Public LibraryOverview (cont’d)
  • The infrastructure on the conglomerate building is mixed and outdated
    • Combination of boilers and coil-exchange units heat building
    • Lighting is not uniform and in many cases inadequate
    • Handicapped have no meaningful access to the library
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LaGrange County Public LibraryOverview (cont’d)
  • Physical structure fails to match demands placed upon it by its patrons which hinders the Library’s Mission
  • Staff work areas overlap or are non-existent
  • Lack of space forces storage of resource material on exit-way stairs
  • Public’s ability to use the library for its intended use is increasingly compromised
lagrange county public library proposal
LaGrange County Public LibraryProposal
  • The Library should move forward with a comprehensive renovation to the existing library
  • Design should render an achievable and functional platform for library operations today and into the foreseeable future
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LaGrange County Public LibraryProposal (cont’d)
  • Citizens of LaGrange County provided substantial input in several meetings:
    • Library should stay at current location
    • Provide better parking
    • Design sensitive to safety
    • Library should strengthen Downtown area
    • Commitment to the convenient and easy use by the Amish
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LaGrange County Public LibraryProposal (cont’d)
  • Citizens of LaGrange County provided substantial input in several meetings: (cont’d)
    • Emotional attachment to the architecture of the original Carnegie Library
    • Fully accessible to the handicapped
    • Architectural design is sympathetic to existing design
    • Possible need for a second Book Mobile
    • Innovative design that is cost-effective and clever
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LaGrange County Public Library Estimated Monthly Homeowner Tax Impact (Assumes $9,460,000 General Obligation Bond with 20-Year Level Repayment)

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LaGrange County Public Library Estimated Monthly Homeowner Tax Impact (Assumes $9,460,000 General Obligation Bond with 20-Year Level Repayment)

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LaGrange County Public Library Estimated Annual Tax Impact Per Acre Farmland (Assumes $9,460,000 General Obligation Bond with 20-Year Level Repayment)

Estimated Annual Farmland Tax Impact per Acre

Note: Based on assessed value of $1,200 per acre established by the State of Indiana for budget year 2009,

current county productivity factors applied for different soil types.

Farm improvements and commercial property incremental increase per $100 of assessed value - $.0407.

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LaGrange County Public Library Estimated Annual Commercial Tax Impact (Assumes $9,460,000 General Obligation Bond with 20-Year Level Repayment)

Based on the Pay 2008 Net Assessed Value of $2,191,326,450 restated to account for the potential impacts of HEA 1001 (2008). Pay 2008 Restated NAV - $1,889,382,467.

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LaGrange County Public Library Estimated Annual Commercial Tax Impact (Assumes $9,460,000 General Obligation Bond with 20-Year Level Repayment)

Based on the Pay 2008 Net Assessed Value of $2,191,326,450 restated to account for the potential impacts of HEA 1001 (2008). Pay 2008 Restated NAV - $1,889,382,467.

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LaGrange County Public LibraryIllustrative Property Tax Bill $100,000 Homestead– LaGrange Civil Town(For Homestead Properties Subject to the 1% Tax Cap)

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LaGrange County Public LibraryIllustrative Property Tax Bill $100,000 Commercial – LaGrange Civil Town(For Commercial Properties Subject to the 3% Tax Cap)

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LaGrange County Public LibraryIllustrative Property Tax Bill $100,000 Homestead – Johnson Township(For Homestead Properties Subject to the 1% Tax Cap)

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LaGrange County Public Library Illustrative Property Tax Bill – Johnson Township(For Farmland Properties Subject to the 2% Tax Cap)
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LaGrange County Public LibraryIllustrative Property Tax Bill $100,000 Commercial – Johnson Township(For Commercial Properties Subject to the 3% Tax Cap)

lagrange county public library benefits of the new library1
LaGrange County Public LibraryBenefits of the New Library
  • Up-to-date accessibility to all areas of the library by all patrons
  • Increased number of computers available to the community
  • Updated and expanded collection of books, periodicals and CD’s
  • Private study rooms will be available for small groups and will also be available for tutoring students
lagrange county public library benefits of the new library cont d
LaGrange County Public LibraryBenefits of the New Library (cont’d)
  • Community Rooms will be available for groups of up to 200 people
    • Rooms can be divided for groups of 100 or less
    • Rooms can be used for quilting classes, GED classes, online classes and more.
    • Rooms will also be available for rent to for profit groups
  • Expanded resources for home schoolers
lagrange county public library benefits of the new library cont d1
LaGrange County Public LibraryBenefits of the New Library (cont’d)
  • More children’s programs with the ability to perform shows, experiments, puppet shows and more
  • The Library will have separate areas for youth, young adults and adults
  • There will be expanded seating and lounge areas for reading and studying
lagrange county public library benefits of the new library cont d2
LaGrange County Public LibraryBenefits of the New Library (cont’d)
  • There will be improved restroom facilities
  • There will be increased parking spaces available to the patrons
  • Since the Library will be located in the Downtown area, it will be easily accessible to the court house and grade schools for programs and visitation for the younger students
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Mission Statement:“The LaGrange County Library will meet the informational and educational needs of the residents of LaGrange County in a professional and courteous manner.”