Florida: Passport Program Pulls in $300K For Hall County Library System in First 2 Years, Allows For Increased Operating Hours and End of Worker Furloughs
Revenue from a passport application program begun two years ago has, in part, allowed the Hall County Library System to increase operating hours at every branch, end furloughs for all workers and reinstate other cutbacks made during and after the Great Recession.
More than $300,000 of income was generated for the library system from January 2016, when the program launched, to December 2017.
The application fee is $25, which the library system keeps, and the federal government charges another $110 per adult. Additionally, the library charges a $15 photo fee for those in need of a headshot.
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