Libraries Face Potential Reduction in Funding in Ohio Budget Proposal
Despite the popularity of libraries in general, funding has been on a downward trajectory for nearly a decade. In 2008, libraries received $418 million in state funding as part of its share of the General Revenue Fund. Last year the number was $377 million.
In Governor Kasich's latest budget proposal, libraries stand to lose another $7 million next year.
Sari Feldman, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library
Kacie Armstrong, Director, Euclid Public Library
Cecilia Swanson, Director, Portage County District Library
Michelle Francis, Director of Government and Legal Services, Ohio Library Council