City of Somerville FY22 Budget

Mission Statement

The Somerville Public Library enhances the Somerville experience by acting as a trusted community connector, providing cultural and learning opportunities to all.

Personal Services Changes

Personal Services are projected up 14% for FY22.

The FY22 budget proposes two new positions for the West Branch Library, one Librarian I, and a Librarian II.

Changes in salaries are due to negotiated collective bargaining agreements and merit increases based on annual performance reviews.

Ordinary Maintenance Changes

Ordinary Maintenance costs are projected up 22% for FY22.

The primary driver of this increase is due to skyrocketing demand for online services over the past year. This budget has been increased by $80,000 for FY22.

FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress

GOAL 1: Expand number of branch libraries in Somerville.

  • Pilot a temporary storefront library.

GOAL 2: Develop programming plan and procedures that enables groups and organizations to utilize new programmatic spaces at West Branch.

  • Develop policies and procedures for hosting non-library events in community spaces at West Branch.

GOAL 3: Advance racial and social justice within the public library community.

  • Offer a series of programs or special events to the public, as well as two staff trainings during the year.

GOAL 4: Serve as a trusted community connector.

  • Launch website that guides users to community resources in multiple languages.

FY22 Budget

Personnel Listing