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August 1, 2014

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Pennridge School District Loses Elementary School Librarian

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Pennsylvania’s Pennridge School District’s budget was passed in June—and it has eliminated an elementary school library position.

New York Libraries Face Five Percent Cut

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New York libraries are facing close to a five percent budget cut with just $81.6 million allocated in Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive budget—down from the $85.62 million granted to libraries last year.

Miami’s Public Library Cuts Detrimental to Students

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Draconian cuts to Miami public libraries—nearly 45 percent of its branches shuttered and more than 250 staff positions—lost stand to impact the community. The intended cuts pose a monumental loss of service to Miami’s K–12 students, as some of the public libraries slotted to shut down are close to Miami-Dade County public schools.

The Cost of Cuts: When we lose librarians, it’s the kids who suffer most | Editorial

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The Pennsylvania study joins a growing body of research that proves the efficacy of librarians in our schools, but the findings of this study alone should take the decision to cut a librarian off the table.

Locals Create ‘People’s Library’ During Seattle Public Library Closure

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Just because citywide budget cuts have forced the Seattle Public Library to close its doors for a week starting Monday, doesn’t mean kids will be left without good books or fun things to do during that time. A group is organizing a “People’s Library” in the Central District—and it needs children and YA titles.