Public Library Update

A Stack of Books So you can be pretty confident it ain’t great news:

Dear library advocates,

As we move toward a new year, PPL is moving toward a mass-layoff of all seven branch children’s specialists, which will have disastrous consequences for branch services and programs. Meanwhile, PPL administrators are projecting a nearly $1 million deficit for the next fiscal year, and they are suggesting drastic measures for balancing the budget.

For details about these developments, please visit the new Library Reform Group blog — at — which supplements our ongoing Library Reform Group website.

Please feel free to post comments and suggestions on our blog.

Hopefully, we can save the Children’s Specialist positions for the rest of this fiscal year and find a way to avoid the draconian cuts which the PPL trustees are likely to recommend for next year.

Patricia Raub
Chair, Library Reform Group

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