The Rockland Public Library has released the embedded video to inform residents on the ballot question seeking money for repairs.

Residents will decide Nov. 8 whether to approve $1.1 million to finance repairs to the building at a rate of 2 percent interest.

The original historic library building opened in 1904 and a large addition was added from 2000 to 2002. It is one of the few Carnegie Libraries in Maine, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Water is leaking into the building in an area where the city's historic artifacts are stored, according to acting City Manager Audra Caler-Bell. Casco Bay Engineering and Resurgence Engineering & Preservation, Inc. have performed assessments of the building and found a large number of problems in the old building and some in the new section.

This will not add to taxpayers' burden, since it will be reinvestment on debt that is being retired.