Governor Signs Budget Bill
Good news. When Governor Brown signed the Budget a few days ago, he left in place $4.7 million that library supporters fought so hard for, which is intended to save the public library literacy programs and the California Library Services Act from elimination. Additionally, the $4.7 million augmentation also ensures that the State Library will be able to secure approximately $15 million in corresponding federal dollars, which will protect valuable public library grants, projects, and the Braille and Talking Books program.
This is a huge improvement over last year when the State Budget had $0 for these programs. See our prior post and many thanks for your calls, emails and letters to legislators!
Read more at the California Library Association