Libraries losing budget battle

Anonymous Patron writes Libraries losing budget battle says Ohio libraries that got nowhere trying to head off funding cuts during House budget talks last month are about to hit the same brick wall in the Senate, say several Senate finance committee members.

From Oregon, Can we afford to care about library patrons? says Whichever camp you’re in, it shouldn’t be a surprise the county is looking for opportunities to step away from providing urban services to unincorporated areas. With ongoing budget problems, it has no choice.

From Massachusetts Local libraries struggle with budget cuts “I would be horrified to live in a town that doesn’t have a public library,” Steinka said. “And of course there is the history aspect in Franklin. It would be a shame to take any more hours than we have or take another hit.””