The OLC hosted a free webinar on Wed., July 26 to review the final version of the state budget and what ...[ ... Continue Reading ... ]
Restore the PLF
Help Us Restore Public Library Funding in Ohio
Ohioans love their libraries. With more than 8.4 million registered borrowers, Ohio’s public libraries are a resource that Ohioans increasingly turn to for a wide variety of services. Libraries are much more than shelves of books and quiet study tables. Today’s libraries are energetic places for information, education and adventure. Public libraries play an essential role in the community, improve the quality of life and give everyone a chance to succeed. We are proud that Ohio has the highest library use per capita in the United States. Our success is dependent on the strong partnership between the state and the local library systems. In Ohio, public libraries are funded through the Public Library Fund (PLF) which currently receives 1.68% of the state’s General Revenue Fund.
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Late last night, Governor Kasich signed House Bill (HB) 49, the state’s two-year main operating budget bill, just before the ...[ ... Continue Reading ... ]
The State Budget Conference Committee completed its work on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 state budget addressing more than 600 differences ...[ ... Continue Reading ... ]