Glenn Grube, president of the Connecticut Library Association, says, “There’s no reason that every library in the state needs to buy a copy of a non-best seller book. It’s much more cost-effective to buy several copies and move them around the state per demand.”
“Everyone everywhere is having budget issues,” says Jason Homer, a public librarian in Natick, Massachusetts and a spokesman for the New England Library Association. Natick says that most public libraries are accustomed to belt-tightening, but maintaining longstanding services like interlibrary loan is becoming increasingly difficult.
Public Radio Report/Audio: Library Services and Programs Imperiled in Connecticut
Filed by July 5, 2017on