Library officials held a community conversation today with state, county, city and municipal officials to discuss the future of library funding–and while many of the officials believe libraries are great for Berks County….
“There’s so much going on at a public library that makes me say that the library funding is not a want–it’s a need,” said Muhlenberg Township Commissioner Steven Wolfinger.
Some of them say the money’s just not there.
“We sit down every budget year and go over every line item,” said Wolfinger. “At this point didn’t want to have a tax increase so we had to say no to the public library.”
Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt says budgets for the library aren’t likely to increase.