The City of South Portland is proposing a $5,000 cut to the "collections" budget at the public library.
Now, I understand that it's not the only city department facing cuts, but the cost/benefit ratio of keeping our library current is HUGE.
- We are the 6th largest community
- We are the 4th busiest public library
- We rank 10th in funding for collections, in dollars
- We rank 83rd in per capita funding for the library (dollars in relation to local population)