50% Budget Cuts?


The Governor of Ohio announced that over the next couple years the public libraries in that state will be losing about 50% of their state funding. Many of the libraries in that state only have that money as their revenue. According to the Governor, the cuts need to be made there to maintain vital funding for other areas such as senior assistance and children’s services. I agree those are valuable services. But if the library funds are cut in half, some will close. Those same two age groups rely on the libraries for assistance.

I haven’t lived in Ohio for many years, but still have family there. I know most of them keep their local libraries busy. There’s a big push on in the state right now to get that changed by the time the budget is finalized tomorrow. Check it out, especially if you live in Ohio. Save Ohio Libraries

If it happens there, how long before it happens where you live?