The Jacksonville, FL, Public Library faces deep budget cuts if Mayor Alvin Brown’s proposed budget goes through. The library’s current operating budget is $38.2 million, and the mayor is proposing an 11 percent reduction. The mayor presented his budget on July 16, but it won’t be voted on until Sept. 29. According to the library’s [...]
This post has been edited to remove Orange County, FL, from the list of those that have declined to collect the book. Brevard County Public Libraries garnered widespread national media attention when library services director Catherine Schweinsberg pulled the system’s copies of the bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey from circulation. “It didn’t meet our [...]
Florida’s five regional multi-type library cooperatives (MLCs) are looking to raise awareness of how their work impacts services provided by the state’s public libraries, after Republican Governor Rick Scott vetoed Florida’s annual funding renewal for the organizations on April 18. During the fiscal year beginning in October, the cut will affect the Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN) in Orange Park, the Panhandle Library Access Network (PLAN) in Panama City Beach, the Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) in Boca Raton, the Southwest Florida Library Network (SWFLN) in Fort Myers, and the Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) in Tampa.