More library cuts could jeopardize federal funds

“State Librarian Virginia Lowell said any further budget cuts to the state’s library system could jeopardize funding received from the federal government.”

“Lowell said the $900,000 the state receives to help computerize the library system could be reduced if the library budget drops below a certain level. She said the state is close to that benchmark which she defined as 95 percent of the libraries’ average budget for the past three years.”

“We are teetering on the edge,” she said.” (from Hawaii Tribune)