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Rising Cost of Books


Library books are getting pretty darn expensive these days. That is, if you are a resident of Superior who likes to use the Louisville Public Library. Superior doesn’t have its own library and the two communities have shared Louisville’s—but in the past year, there has been trouble brewing over just how much Superior should pay to allow its residents to check out a book. Currently, Superior pays a little more than $100,000 annually—a Louisville board suggested asking for close to $300,000, although that was scaled back to an escalating annual scale ranging from $125,000-$225,000.

[What’s Next] If a deal isn’t reached by this month, around 3,300 library cardholders from Superior will have their privileges revoked—wonder if they’ll be off the hook for late fees?

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