Monday, March 5, 2012

Jefferson County, AL, Bankruptcy Cuts Library Funding

JCLC's ancestor: In the 1920s, Jefferson County funded a wagon bookmobile 
The bankruptcy of Jefferson County, AL, is leaving a trail of collateral damage to services in its wake, libraries included. Until the current crisis, the Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC) had received the majority of its funding from the county for 33 years.

Unfortunately, the county has had to cut the cooperative’s funding over and over. In 2010 the funding was halved to $500,000, according to The Birmingham News. In 2111 it was halved again, according to the News. And in 2012 the county eliminated funding for the co-op altogether. ~Read more at the Library Journal website.

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