Tag Archives | Funding and Budgets

Are libraries getting their fair share of stimulus funds?

There’s good news and bad news for American libraries.  First, the good news: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) set aside $7.2 billion to expand broadband connectivity in libraries, schools, and other “anchor institutions” across the country.  This funding couldn’t have come at a better time.  In most communities, struggling public libraries are the […]

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Funding Programs in Hard Times: Diablo Supports Tempe Public Library

Budgets are tight this year.  Libraries have hard choices to make.   Finding outside funds is often a necessity.  We’re working with many clients to identify funding sources from private foundations, government grants or local businesses.  Tempe Public Library’s successful efforts to secure funding from a local group were described today in the Arizona Central news.   […]

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Pancake Breakfast

While many of you may have been hitting the snooze button this past Sunday morning, dozens of librarians were joining us for our ALA pancake breakfast.  Hot pancakes and fresh coffee was part of the appeal, but the real draw was listening to our guests and clients – David Belanger from Delaware County Library System […]

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Connecticut Library Budget Cuts

Our last post about Saving Ohio Libraries caught the attention of library directors both in and out of Ohio. Carl A. Antonucci, Jr., Director of Library Services at Capital Community College in Connecticut contacted us about the budget cuts in his state as well. An article posted on the Connecticut Library Consortium web site, “when […]

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