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Ontario cuts funding for Toronto Public Library

“The Ontario government is cutting $1.4 million in funding to the Toronto Public Library over this year and next, which will trigger service cuts for library users, the city librarian is warning. In an email obtained by the Star, Vickery Bowles warns city manager Peter Wallace of “some concerning news I received last Friday from Kevin Finnerty,” the assistant deputy minister for culture at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The ministry has cut TPL’s provincial funding by 20 per cent — “funding that has been received annually for almost the past 20 years, although flat-lined” in recent years, Bowles wrote late Monday afternoon.” (via Toronto Star)

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greiten’s Budget Plan Could Cost Public Libraries Millions

“Missouri’s public libraries could lose about $6 million in state and federal funding if Gov. Eric Greitens gets his way. As part of his $27.6 billion budget plan for the state, Greitens has recommended cutting about $3 million from public libraries. This reduction places Missouri’s libraries at risk of losing another $3 million in federal funding.” (via KCUR)

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Libraries Would Lose Funding In First Year Of Governor Kasich’s Proposed Budget

“Ohio’s library system is considered one of the best and best-funded in the nation. But while Gov. John Kasich is calling for libraries to provide online job training and education, there’s no money included in his budget to do that. In fact, the state’s public library fund faces a $7 million cut in the first of two years under the Governor’s plan.” (via WOSU Radio)

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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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