Friday, March 6, 2009

"We hope to instill the belief that the library is a home to them."

Link to March 6 Daily Union online article, "Jefferson library youth services expanding, despite tight budget".

Excerpt: Community support always has been an important part of that equation, Jefferson children's librarian Sharon Weber told the Jefferson Rotary Club Wednesday during its weekly meeting.

"We have a better program than our budget can support," Weber said, crediting that to the individuals, businesses, and community organizations that have contributed money, time and effort to make the Jefferson Public Library's youth offerings the best they can be.

As with libraries everywhere, the Jefferson Public Library has had to absorb some hard cuts recently, Weber said.

"I know for sure my book budget was cut from $10,000 to $5,000, and that does not go far," she said.

Those who haven't been in a library for a while might be amazed to find it a bustling place, full of people, activities and fun.

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