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 [...]
Due to the state’s $15.7 billion deficit, the Governor’s May Revision of the State Budget does not contain any proposed funding for public libraries – most specifically, there is no funding in the State Budget for the California Library Services Act, nor the Public Library Foundation, nor the state literacy services program. Because of this [...]
4/27/2012 Governor Brown’s 2012-2013 budget does not include funding for public libraries, and we are asking all library lovers to write letters in support of restoring the $15.2 million in library funds to the state budget.
From the California Library Association:
$15.2 million will not only protect the integrity of the three programs in [...]
Posted on 1/24/2011
The staff at the Bookmark Bookstore was pleasantly surprised on Saturday. A customer dropped in to donate some books, and they realized it was Governor Jerry Brown! This isn’t the first time he has been spotted in the Bookmark, but it is the first time since taking office as the governor of California. [...]