Pledge Your Vote on the Library Referendum

On May 21, 2019, the voters of Hatboro will have the opportunity to vote on this ballot question:

"Shall the Borough of Hatboro establish an annual Special Library Tax to provide for the maintenance of and aid to Union Library Company of Hatborough at the rate of .55 mills on the dollar on all taxable real estate within the Borough of Hatboro?"

In order to better serve the community the library wants to extend its hours, and enhance its offerings with additions and supplements to the following areas: Museum passes, Circulating tablets and other popular devices, Employment databases and resources for job seekers, Genealogy databases, Enhanced programming for children and adults to promote lifelong learning, Streaming movies, Audiobooks streaming, Music streaming, Ebooks, and Computer services including WiFi.

The funding levels on the ballot in 2019 will not only enhance overall library offerings, but will ensure the future of their historic physical structure. 

While the library has always had an excellent relationship with Borough Council, the library’s funding has always been at their discretion and is thus unreliable and variable. By establishing the library’s own dedicated funding, a successful referendum will enable the library to modernize, improve current offerings, and to stay open for more hours each week.

Our referendum has bipartisan support, as well as support from local organizations (see their endorsements here). A YES vote on the referendum not only strengthens the library, it strengthens the community. 

Vote YES

Who's pledging

Jeanne Pascucci
Gretchen Canney
Kelly Kennedy
John Shields
Jaclyn Newcomb
Emily Finegold
Rayna Philbrick
Monica Tritsch
Jessica Casey
Louis Russo
Kellie Zollers
Maureen Kelly
Marie Tierney
Barbara Wasserman
Robert Laufer
Karen Kearns
Dolores Forget
Thomas Whitehead
Laura Lasher
Joanne Fairlie
Marianne Shaeffer
Doris Lloyd
Eileen Hughes
Barbara Goldsmith
Doreen Fitzpatrick
Christine Szlachta
Lee Bergiven

439 votes

Yes I support the Hatboro Library Referendum.
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No I do not support the Hatboro Library Referendum.

Showing 30 reactions

  • Jeanne Pascucci
    pledged support 2019-05-20 20:29:59 -0400
  • Gretchen Canney
    pledged support 2019-04-13 08:07:42 -0400
  • Kelly Kennedy
    pledged support 2019-04-07 11:55:44 -0400
  • John Shields
    pledged support 2019-04-03 19:44:07 -0400
  • Jaclyn Newcomb
    pledged support 2019-04-01 16:30:06 -0400
  • Emily Finegold
    pledged support 2019-03-29 19:58:42 -0400
  • Rayna Philbrick
    pledged support 2019-03-18 14:39:45 -0400
  • Monica Tritsch
    pledged support 2019-03-17 06:58:04 -0400
  • Jessica Casey
    pledged support 2019-03-15 15:56:09 -0400
  • Louis Russo
    pledged support 2019-03-14 23:34:52 -0400
  • Kellie Zollers
    pledged support 2019-03-13 05:09:33 -0400
  • Maureen Kelly
    pledged support 2019-03-12 23:45:44 -0400
  • Marie Tierney
    pledged support 2019-03-12 22:27:33 -0400
  • Beverly Lutz
    pledged to vote 2019-03-11 19:03:44 -0400
  • Barbara Wasserman
    pledged support 2019-03-11 09:08:32 -0400
  • Barbara Wasserman
    followed this page 2019-03-11 09:07:44 -0400
  • Robert Laufer
    pledged support 2019-03-10 20:44:05 -0400
  • Karen Kearns
    pledged support 2019-03-10 20:43:56 -0400
  • Robin Laufer
    pledged to vote 2019-03-10 20:41:15 -0400
  • Dolores Forget
    pledged support 2019-03-10 18:49:26 -0400
  • Thomas Whitehead
    pledged support 2019-03-10 15:57:09 -0400
  • Laura Lasher
    pledged support 2019-03-10 15:51:25 -0400
  • Joanne Fairlie
    pledged support 2019-03-10 13:59:41 -0400
  • Marianne Shaeffer
    pledged support 2019-03-10 13:58:31 -0400
  • Doris Lloyd
    pledged support 2019-03-09 16:07:49 -0500
    I love this library so much history so much charm☺
  • Eileen Hughes
    pledged support 2019-03-08 21:09:44 -0500
  • Barbara Goldsmith
    pledged support 2019-03-08 20:00:55 -0500
  • Doreen Fitzpatrick
    pledged support 2019-03-08 19:54:43 -0500
  • Christine Szlachta
    pledged support 2019-03-08 11:01:45 -0500
  • Lee Bergiven
    pledged support 2019-03-08 09:30:07 -0500