Kahlotus voters came out in support of their tiny library Tuesday.
The ballot measure asked whether Kahlotus should be annexed into the Mid-Columbia Library District, and 26 voters, or 84 percent, said yes. The ballots counted Tuesday included 5 no votes.
Annexation could allow the Kahlotus library to move out of its current 300-square-foot cottage and into larger space. Supporters said joining the district would ensure long-term stability and funding for library services.
Under annexation, residents would pay 37 cents per $1,000 assessed valuation to the Mid-Columbia Library District. The city would continue to pay for maintenance costs related to the library but would no longer make annual payments to the district.
Supporters of the measure said library services would no longer be in competition for funding with other vital city services.