Did You Know?

  • More than 8.7 million Ohioans are library cardholders (that’s three-fourths of Ohio’s population).
  • Ohio’s public libraries provide nearly $2.7 billion in direct economic value to Ohio residents.
  • Ohio has the HIGHEST LIBRARY USE per capita in the United States.

Protect Public Library Funding

  • State funding for public libraries will be automatically cut again on July 1, 2017.
  • The PLF is NOT a line-item appropriation. It is an earmark and is currently set at 1.7% of the total GRF revenue receipts each month.
  • Public libraries receive less funding than they did in 1998.

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