Brown County’s Brown County Library is in danger of losing its last of its six libraries, as the district faces financial uncertainty.
Brown County’s Library of Information Services was slated to close after the 2016-17 fiscal year ended in June, and the county’s board of supervisors unanimously approved the closure in October.
But a $2.3 million bond issue is scheduled to be issued Wednesday, just days before the library’s scheduled closing.
The Brown County Fiscal Agency says the library has $1.6 million of reserves to close the library without losing the books and other assets that make up the district’s library portfolio.
The district says the funds are needed to operate the library in a “secure, sustainable and sustainable way.”
The board also approved the borrowing of $6.7 million from the Brown County School District to support the library for the 2018-19 school year.
The borrowing will cover all of the library expenses until March 2019.
A special committee will be appointed to determine the remaining cost of the borrowing.
The county is also seeking an extension of the bonds to 2020.