Sunday, September 4, 2011

Buffalo News Launches "Bucks for Books" Program

Buffalo News, 9/4/2011.

Excerpt: The Buffalo News is starting "Bucks for Books" today to purchase children's and adult books for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system.

The goal is to raise $250,000 to help offset an expected loss of $900,000 in funding for purchase of materials in 2012. The donations will be used to purchase books at all 37 branch libraries

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More visits but fewer hours, staff and acquisitions.  (9/4/2011)
Erie County Exec's 2012 library allocation will "necessitate major changes". (6/7/2011)
County Exec builds a surplus by pulling the rug from under the library. (4/27/2011)
Funding picture gets progressively worse.  (2/26/2011)
Unhappy times continue.  (1/21/2011)
Library officials ask for final decision on budget. (12/22/2010)
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Legislators restore County Executive's $4,000,000 cut to library - for now.  (12/2/2010)
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WBEN online poll offers 3 general options for public library future. (10/31/2010)
Reimagining the library.  (10/27/2010)
Budget cuts = reduced hours.  (10/21/2010)
Deep cuts (again) in the works.  (9/17/2010)
Editorial puts in 'a word about libraries'.  (8/30/2010)
Library could lose 25% of funding.  (8/19/2009)

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