Good News / Bad News From The West Coast

Good News! All 15 libraries in Jackson County could reopen by the first week in November if an outsourcing contract with a Maryland company is approved within two weeks.

Bad News, Lake Counties’ four libraries stand to loose up to $150,000 from the cuts to the Public Library Foundation, and will sustain additional losses from cuts made to the Transaction Based Reimbursement program, an important source of over $100,000 in revenue for the county library system, which will operate on a $1.4 million budget for 2007-08.