Library Funding in Jeopardy

MO Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft, says that libraries “expand opportunity and unleash potential” in their communities. This year, funding for Missouri libraries faces deep cuts at both the state and federal levels. State funding, through the state library, and federal funding, through the IMLS, helps libraries provide adequate internet connections, materials, and many other services that our communities need.

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Celebrate National Library Week!: A message from the library board president

In honor of National Library Week (April 12 – 18), several local papers published a column written by Cass County Public Library board president, Mary Dobson. The full column is reprinted below.

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State budget cuts loom over library

We need to let you know about a development in Jefferson City that has already impacted our budget this year and has the potential to create revenue shortfalls in future years.

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