Unless you've been living in a cloud of unreality, you know that everyone
is hurting financially right now. Schlow Library is no exception. We have broadened our fundraising horizon this year, asking everyone to donate even a little bit to help make up for the budget shortfall we experienced due to last year's budget cuts. Unfortunately, this year's budget is being cut again
! Some legislators are telling the public that they were "able to flat fund library access at last year's fiscal level" this does not mean that libraries
are being flat funded, it refers to online programs
that allow access to online databases and resources. Last year, those databases were cut to a level that barely kept them afloat and this year they'll remain at those levels. While we appreciate that those databases weren't eliminated altogether and are grateful for those efforts, we still have a budget deficit
to make up for general operations through fundraising efforts. You can donate by returning the flier you may have received in the mail. If you did not receive one, you can download the .pdf file located here
. Or ask for one the next time you stop by the 'brary! We're happy to share with you. We live in such a generous community there is no doubt we will be able to weather this storm. Thank you from all of us here at Schlow!