Based on the latest information, Ohio’s public libraries could be cut by more than $16.6 million (minimum 4.3% loss in funding) ...[ ... Continue Reading ... ]
Protect the PLF
Help Us Protect Public Library Funding in Ohio
Ohio’s public libraries currently receive $119 million LESS in state funding than what they received in 2001! And yet, Ohio’s public libraries are top in the nation with the highest library use per capita in the United States. Ohioans love their libraries. Nearly four out of five residents is a registered library card holder—that’s more than 8.7 million Ohioans!
Ohio’s public libraries are funded through the Public Library Fund (PLF) which currently receives 1.7% of the state’s General Revenue Fund (GRF). The Ohio House passed its version of the state budget lowering the PLF for the next two fiscal years to 1.66%. Once again, Ohio’s public libraries face additional cuts, unless the Ohio Senate takes action to protect the PLF.
UPDATE: Ask Ohio Senate to make public libraries a priority in the state budget.
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The Ohio Library Council presented testimony today on public library funding before the Ohio Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee. Kim ...[ ... Continue Reading ... ]
The Ohio Senate will be deliberating the FY18-19 state budget (HB 49) over the next three weeks. Due to lagging ...[ ... Continue Reading ... ]