On Tuesday, March 6th, advocates for libraries, including staff from the Plymouth Public Library, gathered on Beacon Hill to showcase the many services which libraries provide. These essential offerings range from loaning print and e-books to providing public computers, Wi-Fi, literacy tutoring, and summer programs and constitute less than 1% of the entire state budget. In some areas, funding has been cut by more than fifty percent since 2001. Thank you to the co-chairs of the Legislative Library Caucus, Senator Eric Lesser, Representative Natalie Higgins and Brian Murray, and to Representative Sean Garballey, who addressed a packed luncheon.
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Photos from the day are now up and available to view in the Library Flickr account.