Update on Library Funding

(left to right) Mentor Public Library Director Cheryl Kuonen, Sen. Kenny Yuko, and EPL Director Kacie Armstrong during Ohio Library Council Legislative Day.

As we work to achieve our goals, we are fully aware of our upcoming financial challenges proposed by the state budget. In March, Director Armstrong traveled to Columbus with hundreds of other library directors and supporters to urge our local legislators to protect the Public Library Fund (PLF), which currently stands at 1.7%. If our legislators return state funding to Ohio’s public libraries back to 1.66%, collectively libraries stand to lose more than $7.7 million dollars. Public libraries have been providing lifelong learning opportunities to our 8.7 million library card holders for years. Please help us by contacting your local legislator and urge them to Protect the PLF. To learn more about the PLF and how you can support local public libraries, please visit libraryfunding.olc.org

Ashley Gowens

I proudly serve the Euclid community as the Marketing & Communications Manager for the Euclid Public Library.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017