Three local libraries have the funds to start a new chapter of community enrichment.
The tax levies for the Sandusky, Huron and Ritter public libraries were all approved by voters on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the boards of elections.
The Sandusky Library levy was approved by a margin of about 300 votes in the Sandusky school district, but by only one vote in Perkins.
Sarah Prout, president of the Sandusky Library Board of Directors, said she was very pleased with voter support.
"The library is so instrumental in our area because of the economy," Prout said. "(Since the levy passed), we can restore hours and add more materials."
A levy celebration that was scheduled to take place at the library Tuesday night was canceled because of the ice storm.
The Huron Library levy passed with 65 percent of the votes cast in favor of the levy.
"We're very appreciative to the voters of the Huron City School District," said Anne Hinton, director of the Huron library. "We know the library is well supported, but we don't take anything for granted."
In Vermilion, 54 percent of votes were cast in favor of the Ritter Public Library levy.
Because libraries are unable to place their own levies on the ballot, their levies were listed on the ballot by the school districts that agreed to sponsor the levies. All of the levy funds will be used for the operation of the libraries.