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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Good News for Pennsylvania Public Libraries...

In ongoing Pennsylvania state budget discussions, some good news for Pennsylvania's public libraries:
  • Public libraries received $2 million more than the Governor proposed.
  • Library funding increased overall by $3.4 million in the midst of a very tough year.
  • Every libary will receive an increase of at least 3.5 percent.
  • District centers will receive a bit extra to recover from deeper cuts two years ago.

Other issues aside, thanks to the state legislators and Governor Rendell for working toward the restoration of former funding formulas and for recognizing the importance of public libraries in the Commonwealth.


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