The Crandall Public Library budget was approved easily Tuesday, allowing services to be maintained and others expanded for the upcoming year.
The proposed 2013 budget passed 10,989 to 7,052 after votes were totaled in Glens Falls, Queensbury and Moreau, according to unofficial results from the Board of Elections in Warren and Saratoga counties.
Votes from the three municipalities must be totaled together to determine the outcome of the proposal.
In Glens Falls, the budget passed 2,592 to 1,381. It passed comfortably in Queensbury, too — 5,890 to 3,479, according to unofficial results from the Warren County Board of Elections.
Moreau voters supported the budget 2,501 to 2,191, according to unofficial results from the Saratoga County Board of Elections.
The library’s budget increases spending by $119,952, or 2.8 percent. It brings the budget to $4.26 million.
Increases in the cost of health insurance and pensions are the primary reason for the increase in spending over the prior year.
The tax levy will increase by $63,225, or 1.9 percent, to $3.22 million.
The budget maintains Sunday library hours in fall, winter and spring, and continues a three-year computer replacement schedule.
Spending for library materials will increase to $349,193, up from $344,300. Most of the increase is to expand the selection of eBooks available for download for people who have a library card.
The library will add new computer classes with instruction on how to use the iPad and Kindle Fire tablets.