Governor's Budget - Flat Funding for Libraries
The Governor’s Budget for 2013-14 provides flat funding for Library Aid ($81.6M - same as 2012-13). While not an increase on last year’s enacted budget, we are grateful that the Governor at least proposed this amount.
Libraries have been hard hit by cuts in previous years and have a long way to go to get back to the 2007 level of $102 million. Library advocates are meeting with their legislative representatives to express the need for additional support for libraries, especially when it has become so apparent that libraries fulfill a critical community function in times of crisis (e.g., economy down turn, Hurricane Sandy).
For more details on the Governor's Budget:
Thank you for your continued support.
(posted January 24, 2013)
Fall 2012 Legislative Thank You Breakfast.
On October 26 the Rochester Area Library System Directors from all 8 systems, sponsored a Legislative Thank You breakfast at the Henrietta Public Library. Approximately 100 people joined our state legislators, viewed this short video and declared our legislators “library champions”.