An article calling for changes in the funding formula for the Portland Public Li
An article calling for changes in the funding formula for the Portland Public Library, as for the second year, deficits in city funding threaten branch libraries. The library has always provided regional services, and until the mid-1970s, towns wanting their residents to have access made contributions to the library. In 1973, the library became one of three Area Reference & Resource Centers (AARCs), and state monies replaced town contributions. State funding is less than what was previously received, and Portland taxpayers should not be expected to fund library deficits alone. With suggestions for other funding sources and a call to reexamine the regional library system.
Portland Public Library, Finance, Fund raising, Coyne, Jo
Coyne, Jo, "An article calling for changes in the funding formula for the Portland Public Li" (2009). Maine News Index – West End News. 16.