Northeast Georgia Regional Library System Set to Lose More Than $150,000 in State Funding
From The Clayton Tribune:
The Northeast Georgia Regional Library System is set to lose more than $150,000 due to a change in the state funding formula for public libraries for fiscal year 2015, according to a press release from Regional System Services Director Emerson Murphy.
The regional system will experience an increase of $52,467.41 in state funding for regional services, but it will lose $151,723.41 in system services grants.
The loss of grant funding “will require adaptations within the Norhteast Georgia Regional Library System if we are to insure our ability to operate the system beyond about 12 months,” Murphy said in the press release.
Rabun County Librarian Stephanie Howard said the system would be most affected at the regional level.
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See Also: Many Public Libraries in Georgia to See Reduction in Funding (December 26, 2013)
Report from Bartow County, GA.
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