Connecticut libraries are reeling from the news that the governor's recent budget proposes to eliminate nearly all state funding for Public Libraries. In addition, there is a proposal to eliminate the state statutes that authorize and support these programs.
What does this mean?
1. NO basic support for our public libraries --- because we are losing our state grant.
2. NO books from other libraries --- we won’t be able to share because there won’t be any delivery and NO incentive to share if there were.
3. NO group discounts --- which saves Canterbury library over $5,000 each year.
4. NO law to protect adequate local funding for your public library.
How can you help?
The proposed budget (Senate Bill No. 942) not only zeroes out funding but eliminates the enabling statutes that allow needed library programs and services to exist.
Contact your local legislators and ask them to support CT Libraries.
State Rep. Doug Dubitsky
State Senator Mae Flexer
Use the form at senatedems.ct.gov/Flexer-mailform.php
Legislative Office Building, Rm 2700
Hartford, CT 06106
Thanks for your support!
FIRST FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIE
Paddington (rated PG) -- 5/1/15 at 6:00 PM
The Literary Classics Online Book Club has launched!
We've created a new online Library WishList. Browse through colorful pages filled with books, volunteer opportunities and items we need for your library. It's fun! Choose an item you'd like to see at the library, make a contribution towards the purchase (no amount is too small), or sponsor an item in memory of a loved one.