COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague today announced that the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library has joined OhioCheckbook.gov.
“OhioCheckbook.gov provides a streamlined resource for taxpayers to access public spending data at both the state and local levels,” said Treasurer Sprague. “I am pleased to welcome the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library to the OhioCheckbook.gov platform, and I applaud the library’s commitment to transparency.”
The Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library is the 46th public entity in Hamilton County to join OhioCheckbook.gov. The library’s online checkbook includes more than 53,000 individual transactions that represent nearly $133 million in spending from January 2018 through December 2019.
“The Library has always taken the stewardship of taxpayers' money very seriously,” said Paula Brehm-Heeger, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Library. “We are gratified that with Ohio Checkbook our customers are now able to see how we spend funds in order to bring them the materials, services, and resources they’ve come to rely on. The knowledge this transparency provides is valuable to everyone in Cincinnati and Hamilton County.”
OhioCheckbook.gov was launched in June 2020. The new transparency website combined OhioCheckbooone-stop resourcek.com (previously administered by the Treasurer’s office) and Ohio’s Interactive Budget (previously operated by the Office of Budget and Management) to create a single, for taxpayers to learn more about spending at the state and local levels of government.
By streamlining website administration, eliminating duplication, and reducing overall operating costs, OhioCheckbook.gov will keep government transparency at taxpayers’ fingertips for years to come.
You can learn more about the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library by visiting their page on the Ohio Checkbook. To access another local government website, visit the Local Government & Schools page on OhioCheckbook.gov.
Robert Sprague became Ohio’s 49th Treasurer of State on January 14, 2019, bringing to the office his extensive experience working on financial matters in both the public and private sectors. Under Treasurer Sprague’s direction, the office manages the state’s $29 billion investment and $11 billion debt portfolios, collects and deposits all state revenues, and oversees custodial assets.
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library has been cultivating curiosity from the moment we first opened our doors in 1853. Since then, we have evolved into one of the biggest and busiest libraries in the country: supporting minds of all kinds who seek to unlock their full potential. With 41 neighborhood branches, a vast range of programming, and ever-growing collection of virtual resources, we're proud to be a place where everyone can learn without limits. To learn more, visit CincinnatiLibrary.org or call 513-369-6900.