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Type
Type Definition
Vote Vehicles
Association Nonprofit organization; funding comes from a combination of contracts with municipalities, fundraising and grants; board is elected by a membership or self elected
  • 414
  • 259
  • Dormatory Authority of NYS (DASNY) bond (for construction)
Municipal Technically an arm of the municipal government served (town, city, etc.); funding from a contract with the town, fundraising, grants; board appointed by town officials or self-elected
  • 414
  • 259
  • Municipality may bond for construction if they own the building.
School District Separate entity defined along school district lines; public directly votes on the budget and elects the board.
  • Annual budget vote standard
  • School district may bond for construction if they own the building
  • DASNY bond (for construction)
Special District Separate entity defined along municipal lines or other legal definition (ex: fire district lines); public votes on the budget and elects the board; library is a taxing authority.
  • Annual budget vote standard
  • Municipality may bond for construction if the library's legislation allows

 

This toolkit was created on behalf of the 2005-2007 Getting to Yes (GTY) project. GTY is funded by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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