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Good news for libraries across the country tonight.

Seems a lot of places had ballot questions about funding and expanding library services. Despite the troll-fest Senate results, I hope these wins are a hopeful sign that the country is beginning to reinvest in civic responsibility and education.

Here are the few I know about. Please add your own town's library victory if I've missed it.

* Norfolk, NE got voter approval to expand.

* Lemont, IL got a bond issue passed.

* Cleveland Heights-University Heights PL (OH) passed with a 67% yes vote!

* The Park Ridge (IL) Public Library's referendum for tax levy increase passed.

* Lyons, Colorado, whose tiny little historic library building was damaged in last year's floods, got the go-ahead to not only repair but to expand the library into a modern library/community center.

* Poughkeepsie Public Library District (NY) wins budget expansion with 61% of the vote.

* Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth (ME) libraries win a vote for money to expand and upgrade their buildings.

* Northvale NJ is a win! New municipal funded library.

* All results are in for Loudoun County, VA- a win for a referendum to support Sterling Library!

* Looks like NM might have voted for a bond increase to support academic, public school, tribal and public library resource acquisitions.


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