On May 3, 2022, the people of Goodland Township will have a chance to vote on a proposed new millage for our library.

In November of 2020, voters decided against renewing Goodland Library’s millage. The library receives only limited funding from the state of Michigan—just $1,000 per year—and unfortunately cannot exist without the funding a millage would provide.

On May 3, 2022, we will again appeal to the voters of the township for millage support. The library is asking for 0.90 mills, which means 90 cents for every $1,000 of your property’s value. While no one likes to pay taxes, please keep in mind that you will still be playing library taxes somewhere. If the Goodland Township Library is forced to close its doors, the township must, by law, contract with another library system, which may end up having a higher millage.

The library has much to offer, including over 7,000 books and more than 700 DVDs to check out. Patrons can surf the web on the library’s computers or connect to WiFi on their own devices. They can order books and movies from nearly any library across the state and peruse the Michigan E-Library’s databases, which include everything from academic research to car repair. You can get online school work help with Tutor.com, do historical or genealogical research with newspapers.com, take a cooking class, see a magic show or use the library as a quiet space to work or simply relax and read a book. In addition, our library director is a certified notary public and will be happy to notarize your documents at no charge.

We hope you will see the value of all the resources the Goodland Library provides and will consider helping to keep our library open.

Vote yes on May 3!

—Committee for Goodland Township Library Millage