Friday, January 22, 2010

Budget Cuts to Affect us all

Libraries have received major state and county budget cuts because of the economic downturn.

****State aid has been cut 41% in two years from $2.25 per capita to $1.32 per capita.

****Similar revenue cuts, sometimes harsher. have come from local counties.

As money is dwindling, ironically, libraries face record-breaking, double -digit increases in the demand for service. (Also a result of the economy.

Libraries are often the only resource available in a community to help people laid off, displaced, furloughed or desperate for assistance.

It is up to you to contact your state and county representatives to help protect this valuable resource. The Library is always here when you need us - now we need you to be with us when we need YOU!!

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