Monday, January 17, 2011
Library Angel: 'Donor Plan' Proposed for IMCPL
Councilman pitches library donor plan. (Indianapolis Star, 1/17/2011)
Excerpt: While state and local leaders consider shifting tax revenue to help out the Indianapolis library system, there's another option in the works.
Can you spare a dime?
Taxpayers could face that solicitation for a donation each time they pay their property tax bills if City-County Councilman Angel Rivera's proposal is successful.
Admittedly, his plan isn't likely to solve the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library's budget troubles. He's not sure how many would kick in extra bucks after they've just parted with hundreds or thousands of dollars.
But his hope is to appeal to passionate library backers who have expressed dismay over the system's recent service cuts.
"I'll be the first one to admit that it isn't a perfect solution," said the Republican, an at-large councilman. "My goal is to give the citizens of Indianapolis an easy alternative to give extra funding to the library if they wish to do so."
Heard the group perform this song in concert at the Bennett High School auditorium, Buffalo, New York, in September 1968. It earned Spanky a huge ovation. (Tom Paxton was the opening act.)
Indianapolis Star editorial: "Give library a fair share of tax" (1/13/2011)
Sustainability in the form of a share of county income taxes. (1/12/2011)
Township deals comes undone. (1/8/2011)
Vote to restore library hours and rehire staff: Thanking God again in Wayne Township, Indiana. (12/16/2010)
Wayne Township's $200,000 for IMCPL: "Thank God it's a nice purpose". (12/8/2010)
Temporary fix (not yet approved ) to keep 4 IMCPL branches open. (11/19/2010)
ICMPL to lay off 37 employees. (11/12/2010)
Cuts in library hours, materials budget. (9/15/2010)
Library announces 26% cut in hours. (9/14/2010)
Indianapolis resident recommends book to local officials. (9/6/2010)
Library board votes to include 'shortfall appeal' option. (9/1/2010)
Library board to consider 'shortfall appeal'. (8/30/2010)
In close vote, library board cuts hours, staff. (8/20/2010)
Library grapples with its sustainable future. (8/16/2010)
Library projects a $7.3 million deficit by 2014. (7/29/2010)
Library board sez no branch closings in 2011. (7/15/2010)
Library supporters question Pacers deal. (7/15/2010)
High performance government team report. (7/11/2010)
Library board delays decision on libraries. (6/5/2010)
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)
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)