In Sheffield Lake, it is a renewal of the current 2.95 mills
passed in 2016, which represents 83% of the operating revenue
for the Domonkas Branch. The levy will cost $7.80 per month for
the owner of a home valued at $100,000.
Both levies expire every five years and are necessary to
maintain the current levels of service and staff. By law, all
funds raised by the levies must go to support the operations in
that school district – the Lorain funds stay in Lorain and the
Domonkas funds stay in Sheffield Lake.
If the levies pass, programming for all ages will continue and
the current level of staff and hours of service will be
maintained, including morning, evening and Saturday hours at all
branches and seasonal Sunday hours at the South Lorain branch.
Regular purchases of new library materials will continue so that
the physical and electronic collection of books, DVDs and more
will have the most up to date items available with short or no
Computer access and Internet resources will be maintained as
well as individual tech assistance and assistance for job
For more information on how Lorain Public Library System
libraries are funded and a partial list of what LPLS has done
with these funds as well as additional grant funds, visit