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Miami Libraries Cut Approval Plan

“Inflated prices and a stagnant budget have led to a significant cut in funding that is diminishing the book-buying power of Miami University libraries.While the budget for Miami’s libraries has remained flat since 2010, at around $4.7 million, the cost of periodicals and academic journals has increased by about 6 percent per year over that same period.” (via Oxford, OH Patch)

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Mayor restores additional cut to Hartford libraries

“The Hartford Public Library won’t face $393,000 in additional budget cuts in the coming fiscal year after Mayor Luke Bronin used a line-item veto restore funding.Bronin announced his veto Friday, following the city council reducing his originally proposed budget by approximately $5 million, including the cuts to the library, which already faces a $354,000 cut under Bronin’s budget.” (via HartfordBusiness.com)

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Rural libraries will lose their Internet if the Legislature’s budget cuts hold

“A state subsidy that supports fast Internet in rural Alaska public libraries has been zeroed out by both the Alaska House and Senate as legislators struggle to address a budget gap approaching $4 billion. Librarians are organizing to save the Online With Libraries, or OWL, program, which they say has dramatically changed who comes to libraries and how libraries are used.” (via Alaska Dispatch News)

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NW libraries coping with tightened budgets

“Northwest Arkansas’ public libraries largely survived last year’s $1 million cut in state money with minimal hardship, but library directors said others across the state have been more deeply harmed.The decrease can’t continue another year without bigger consequences, they added.Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposed $5.3 billion state budget for the coming fiscal year holds library aid at $4.6 million. The money was cut to that level during the 2015 General Assembly, down from about $5.7 million during the 2014-15 fiscal year.” (via NWADG)

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NYC libraries take $10M hit in de Blasio 2016 budget

“Libraries took a $10 million hit in the city’s 2016 budget. The three systems received $323 million — including $5 million from the City Council — in operating funds in 2015, and this year were only promised around $313 million. “The mayor’s proposed operating budget is a setback for libraries,” said Tony Marx, of the New York Public Library. The New York, Brooklyn and Queens public libraries also didn’t get the combined $1.4 billion in capital funds they’d requested for the next 10 years.” (via NY Daily News)

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