On Thursday October 5 and November 9 at 5:30 p.m., the library will present a program on accessing our Valley Memories Collection of historic photographs. Our collection consists of close to 500 photographs which have been digitized and posted to the Ohio Memory website through the Ohio History Center which is based in Columbus, Ohio. This is a work in progress as we are continually added data to the collection.
Please plan to join us as we search the website and discover images from the area’s past. The public is invited to add additional commentary to the collection through the website which can be accessed at: http://cdm16007.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16007coll64
This program is made possible in part from a LSTA grand awarded by the State Library of Ohio and is in collaboration with Ohio Memory through the Ohio History Center in Columbus.
During this Fall we will be having “Fine Free Fall.”
If you have any outstanding overdue items or late fines then bring in a non-perishable food item and we will reduce your fine by $1.00 per food item. All of the food we collect will be donated to Country Neighbor.
The President’s FY2018 budget requested closing out all Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) operations. Librarians across the county mobilized and on July 13, 2017 the House Appropriations subcommittee that deals with library funding (Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies) voted to recommend level funding in FY2018 for IMLS, including $183 million for the Library Services and Technology Act. The House Appropriations Committee voted to approve the bill containing IMLS funding on July 19. Although this is very encouraging, these are only two steps in the congressional appropriations process.
FY18 federal library funding is not yet guaranteed. It is therefore imperative that librarians stay informed and continue to advocate for
federal funds. The attached poster illustrates how federal LSTA funds are used in Ohio. We encourage you to share this information with your staff and constituents.
As more information regarding the federal budget is available the State Library will be sharing information with Ohio libraries.
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