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Library Budget Cuts

Why Libraries Matter

Molly Raphael | Posted 01.22.2012 | Books
Molly Raphael

Libraries provide an anchor of stability for millions of Americans tightening their financial belts during these tough economic times. As our nation - indeed the world - struggles to emerge from this economic crisis, we cannot afford to close the books on libraries.

How Will We Read: In Public Libraries?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.21.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

Libraries across the United States need our help as they are being closed or having significant cuts made to their budgets.

Why Librarians Should Be More Like Lady Gaga

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

School libraries around the country are being dramatically cut as government officials look for places to cut their budgets — even though research s...

What Big Media Can Learn From The New York Public Library

The Atlantic | Posted 08.23.2011 | Books

With all this change -- not to mention a possible $40 million budget cut looming -- it would be no surprise if the library was floundering like the mu...

Does The Public Library Still Serve A Purpose?

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A century after the nation's library building boom, public libraries are under siege: plunging tax revenues are forcing closures and staff c...

Funding Cuts In New York Mean Queens Libraries Can't Buy New Books

nydailynews.com | By Reuven Blau | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

Looking for the latest Stephen King novel, James Patterson thriller or Candace Bushnell page-turner? Don't try the Queens library. For the firs...

Library Cuts Condemed By Authors

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

Writers Philip Pullman, Kate Mosse and Will Self have criticised government cuts that could see up to a quarter of librarians lose their jobs over the...

Library Budget Cuts In Brooklyn Inspire 24-Hour Read-In Marathon

The New York Times | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

A 24-hour stream of sentences and stories, spanning the canon from George Eliot to "Gossip Girl," flowed from dozens of book-loving New Yorkers this w...