ALA cheers proposed Federal Budget

The American Library Association has released a statement praising the proposed 2004 Federal Budget. In particular, the statement cheers a proposed 11% rise for the Library Services and Technology Act(LSTA). The Literacy Through School Libraries Program funding will remain approximately the same as last year.
Dr. Carla Hayden, President of ALA, says the increased funding would allow “libraries to expand important community services to our many patrons”.