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Clackamas, OR, vote successful; wins in OH, losses in IL
Library budgets may be suffering, but voters around the country offered supportive if mixed votes in favor of library levies last month. Despite a newspaper editorial urging a "no" vote (see News, LJ 11/1/08, p. 16), 65 percent of voters in Atlanta-Fulton County approved a $275 million bond referendum that would fund eight new libraries in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, two expanded libraries and 23 renovated libraries, plus $85 million toward a new Central Library.
It will be the largest library building program in state history; the last library bond in Fulton County was in 1985, for $38 …