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LSTA funding is crucial for Iowa Libraries. Decorah Public Library currently distributes to over 160 libraries in the state of Iowa much needed large print matter for blind and handicapped. Without LSTA funding small rural library citizens would not be able to enjoy the vast collection of books in large print. Please continue to support these programs with LSTA dollars. Lorraine Borowski, in our blog’s comment section, emphasizing why we want you to call your congressional representative today and ask them to support library funding.
I am the director of a small public library. We could not afford the technology we offer our patrons if it had not been for LSTA grants. We rely on these grants to help out our budget. Our budget has been cut and we are trying to keep up with expensive ever-changing technology. Thanks to LSTA grants in the past 15 years, our library has been able to keep up with technology and offer our patrons the best even though we are a small library. We do not have the tax base larger libraries rely on- most of our funding comes from property taxes and with the economy failing we have lost a lot of our funding due to foreclosures etc. Please, please don’t take away LSTA grant funds. Karen Kahl, in our blog’s comment section, emphasizing why we want you to call your congressional representative today and ask them to support library funding.
People have absolutely flocked to their public libraries over the last 10 years. It’s not just during the Great Recession. Rep. Geoff Diehl, MA State Representative
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