Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Libraries at a crossroads

More about problems in Buffalo: Sunday August 29, 2010 Buffalo News, p. F1-F2::

By Charity Vogel, News Staff Reporter Published:August 27 2010, 2:56 PM
" ... there's only so much money to go around when it comes to buying books and media -- even though there are more formats than ever to spend it on.

Think these are problems just in your own household? Think again. That dilemma -- multiplied a thousandfold -- is the situation currently facing public libraries across Western New York, as well as around the nation."

"... Quinn-Carey, director of the Erie County system, said the system needs to put everything on the table when it comes to planning the future of libraries in Erie County.

County Executive Chris Collins has said he may ask the system to take a significant funding cut in 2011 -- as much as 20 percent. He has also said that while he does not have oversight or control over the library system's budget, he would put branch closures on the agenda of possibilities for the system going forward."

See the full story HERE.

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