Saturday, June 5, 2010

Indianapolis-Marion County Library Board Delays Decision on Branches

Link to June 4 Indianapolis Star article, "Library board to delay decision on closures".

Excerpt: The delay will allow the library board’s finance committee more time to review subsequent proposals and suggestions received from the public, it said in a news release.  [Delayed until July 15.]


The anticipated deficit is the result of the poor economy and lower caps on property taxes that took effect this year by state law. Property tax revenues provided the library system with 80 percent of its $46 million annual budget in 2009, including operating expenses and debt repayment.

Related articles:
Another big turnout for libraries.  (5/13/2010)
Mayor vows to keep library branches open.  (5/12/2010)
Residents speak up for their libraries.  (5/11/2010)
The neighborhood library as refuge.  (5/2/2010)
Indianapolis Star editorial board keeps library funding issue front and center.  (4/25/2010)
Efficiency experts look for ways to keep branch libraries open.  (4/23/2010)
More than 1400 sign petition to keep Glendale branch open.  (4/20/2010)
Editorial:  Find resources for library.  (4/19/2010)
What's in store for Indianapolis-area libraries?  (4/17/2010)
Indiana Pacers bailout talks continue.  (4/16/2010)
Postscript.  (4/15/2010)
Look what's at the top of Indianapolis's to-do list.  (4/14/2010)
A Challenge to Indianapolis-Marion County:  Stand Up for Libraries.  (4/13/2010)
Library rally caps?  Get real, sez IndyStar editorial.  (4/12/2010)
Will Indianapolis rally for its libraries?  (4/12/2010)
Library considers branch closings.  (4/9/2010)

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