The Pend Oreille County Library District is a junior taxing district located in beautiful Northeast Washington. The district is governed by a 5 member Board of Trustees and overseen by a Library Director who holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, as required by Washington state law.
As a junior taxing district, the majority of funding comes from a small portion of property tax that is dedicated to the library. There is no state or federal funding for libraries. The maximum rate allowed for library districts in the state is $0.50 per $1000 of assessed value (a home with a $150,000 assessed value would pay $75 per year). 35 of 39 counties in the state are funded in the same manner, including the Washington counties that surround us.
POCLD Mission Statement: We strive to be the best possible rural library system by providing information in an environment conducive to thinking, learning, and personal development.