DAKOTA CITY - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved the library contract for 2012-2013 Monday.
The contract totals $73,979, which is a 3 percent increase over the current contract, as requested by the libraries.
Of the amount, $38,134 will be split into five equal parts for the libraries in Humboldt, Renwick, Bode and Livermore. The fifth part will be split equally between the libraries in Gilmore City and LuVerne.
"We share with Gilmore City and LuVerne at a lower rate because they are in bordering counties," said Board Chairman Jerry Haverly.
The rest of the money, totaling $35,845, will be allocated to the libraries based mostly on population, Haverly said.
The Humboldt Library will receive 50 percent, and 12.5 percent will go equally to the Renwick, Bode, and Livermore libraries. The Gilmore City and LuVerne libraries each will get 6 percent.
Under the agreement, the cities are not to reduce the amount of support received through taxation because of the funding from the county. The funds are to be used to purchase books and equipment and to provide additional services. They may not be used not for capital improvements.