Budget for San Diego library falls on hard times

Anonymous Patron writes "Add San Diego to the growing list of libraries in trouble. San Diego city libraries would be closed more often and have fewer new books, computers and other materials under a $37.2 million budget tentatively approved by the City Council yesterday.

The proposed cuts provoked outcries from the public and from council members, who said drastic moves are needed to stop what has seemed like never-ending reductions in city services year after year."

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funding issues

Eventually, people will realize the social value of libraries, especially in terms of access equity, free speech, and quality control.

Let's just hope they realize it sooner rather than later.

I'm in Ohio, so I'm lucky. But our governor and the legislator are bending over backwards to weaken libraries (and schools). Sometimes, I think they'd prefer an uninformed electorate :-)

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