Archive for March 4th, 2009

Library Funding

Locally, there’s a bit of a debate brewing – with budgets slashes, the City wanted to close the least-used local library, at least temporarily; doing so would allow them to essentially leave the other libraries in town untouched, as far as funding and services go. Of course, some folks get their undies in a bunch at the thought that such a vital public service as a library be closed, crap economy or no, and so now it looks like maybe that library will stay open, but all the facilities will have their hours cut.

Whatever happens, it got me to thinking that perhaps it’s time to reexamine the prevailing model for library funding…
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