The Kewaskum Public Library is supported by tax money from residents of the Village of Kewaskum, Washington County, and the state of Wisconsin. Every year we post a report to the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) which shows how we spent our money, how our collection was used, and how our building was used.
In 2013, the library was funded 60% by the Village and 40% by the county. The state provides negligible income, mostly in the form of services provided by our library system — the Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System. By far the largest portion of both our funding and our users come from within the Village of Kewaskum. In 2013, our part of the village tax rate was $0.44. This means that for every $1000 of property value assessed your home and land, you are taxed $0.44 to support the library. So if your home is assessed at $200,000, the library receives around $90 per year from your tax bill.
The 2013 annual report is ready for viewing online or downloading [.pdf].