Your messages of support for your library helped convince Ohio elected officials to reject the massive cuts that had been proposed. Thank you for your support. However, the state budget that passed July 13 cut another 11% out of Ohio’s Public Library Fund. Added to the 20% drop in funding for libraries the first six months of this year, these new cuts now mean a 31% loss of state funding, with potential for another 4% reduction.
Unfortunately, the Westerville Public Library cannot absorb a 31% reduction in state funding without making some difficult decisions related to maintaining services for our customers. We are currently finalizing the plans for reductions and cost-saving measures that we will share with you shortly. The Library Board of Trustees and library staff deeply appreciate your patience and understanding as we address the continuing and unprecedented cuts in funding.
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