The American Library Association has joined the swelling list of institutions lining up for federal financial crisis handouts. On October 29 ALA called for $100 million in federal funding, saying libraries need the money because the slowing economy is cutting their revenues.
“America’s free public libraries provide a lifeline for citizens in need across the country,” said ALA President Jim Rettig in a press statement. “This is no time to cut much-needed support, reduce hours, or close library doors.”
— Steve Stanek