Federal funding update

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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.

 

https://library.ohio.gov/documents/what-would-you-lose/

Download the File (PDF, 1010KB)

Celebrate the Celestial Event of the Century!

Eclipse Viewing Party

Co sponsored by the Conversation Station

Monday, Aug 21st from 11:30 till 4:30

  • PLEASE BRING BLANKETS OR LAWN CHAIRS AS SEATING WILL BE AT A MINIMUM
  • Free Eclipse Viewing Glasses!
  • Peak viewing time will be around 2:00
  • Free Food, Crafts and Activities
  • Learn about the Eclipse and our Solar System
  • Open to everyone in the community
  • Drone Giveaway!

Summer Reading starts June 12

 

Our Summer Reading program is starting soon. Please register at the library or by calling (440) 437-6545. All participants must be registered by June 9th.

Mondays

  • Toddlers: 10:00 am – 10:20 am
  • Preschool:  10:30 am – 11:15 am
  • 5th grade and up: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tuesdays

  • Kindergarten to 2nd grade: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wednesdays

  • 3rd and 4th grades: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm