A Little Book Money on the Way in Northern GA

The Hall County Library (Gainesville, GA) has long been without an adequate number of books (according to this article, the minimum state standard would be two books per capita), but has just received a stipend for 2005. That brings the total supplemental book funding to $1.1 million over the last four years, library system executive director Susan Stewart said. Part of the problem has been tremendous population growth along with the usual slashing of budgets.

Book money will be divided among five branches(the system feels that they need at least one more branch), focusing mainly on purchasing bestsellers (waiting lists are currently up to fifty names long) and children’s books. More from the Gainesville Times .