The Portland Public Library is on target to having its second consecutive record
The Portland Public Library is on target to having its second consecutive record year in lending, according to Steve Podgajny, executive director. Podgajny said that lending is up 10 percent throughout the system, adding that library use usually increases in tough economic times. The library's capital campaign is within $2 million of its $8.5 million fundraising goal for renovations at the main branch. However, the City of Portland's proposed budget calls for a $50,000 reduction to the current $3.1 million library budget. Podgajny said the cut will require a reduction in staff and in library hours.
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Bucklin, Kate, "The Portland Public Library is on target to having its second consecutive record" (2008). Maine News Index – Portland Forecaster. 16.
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