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Texas Libraries Need Your Help

BudgetIn the last session of the Texas State Legislature, funding for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission was cut by 64%, and 80% of that 64% was money that the Texas State Library used to pass on to public libraries, school libraries, and college libraries all over the state.  In addition, because the legislature cut state funding so dramatically, Texas lost matching federal funds.  The state legislature reconvenes today.  If this library is important to you, please consider contacting our local state Senators and state Representatives and asking them to restore funding to Texas libraries.  You can call or stop by our reference desk to ask how you can help, or you can go to this link to find out who your state Sen

Libraries Need Your Help

HelpOn Tuesday, January 11, the Texas Legislature started their 2011 session.  The #1 thing on their agenda is covering a $27 billion budget shortfall.  We need your help to minimize the damage to libraries.  Please contact as many state senators and representatives as you can and let them know how important libraries are to you and your community.  You can find out who YOUR representatives are at the legislature’s “Who Represents Me?” page.  You can also fill out a "Texans Love Libraries" card here in the library and we'll pass it on to the legislators for you.  The Texas L

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