March 24, 2018

Rural CA Library Gets Some Good Budget News

By LJ Staff

There’s some good news for the Tuolumne County Library, Sonora, CA, which, faced with a budget cut of more than one-third, has chosen to maintain services rather than lay off staffers – and hope for better budget news by the spring. According to director Connie Corcoran, the county Board of Supervisors has rejiggered its budget and restored about $67,000 in library salaries and added $15,000 to library revenues. "They also directed county staff to put us and Recreation at the top of the priority list to restore additional funds if possible by the August final budget." The library’s not out of the woods yet, but Corcoran estimates "that this amount should take us through May with all the benefited positions intact…. We have made our point about the necessity to maintain quality library service as long as possible into the coming year."