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Newsletter, Feb. 2012, Georgia Public Library Service

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A newsletter for friends and employees of Georgia's public libraries, volume 9, issue 4 | February 2012

Headlines from this issue...

Statistics show libraries becoming round-the-clock service providers

"With nearly 35 million patron visits, Georgia's public library use remained strong and vital in 2011," said State Librarian Dr. Lamar Veatch. "With most facilities now offering wireless Internet access, many of our libraries have become round-the-clock service providers."

Library construction projects absent from submitted budget

Georgia's public libraries will again feel the state's overall economic pinch in the coming year, with an additional $644,965 cut for personnel and operating expenses. Once upward adjustments in the employer share of the Teachers Retirement System and the employer share of health insurance are included, the state’s total reduction in funding for libraries drops to less than $60,000.

State ParkPass program renewed for fifth year

A joint initiative of Georgia Public Library Service and the Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division (PRHSD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the popular program enables Georgia's public libraries to make it easy for their patrons to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Georgia Public Library Service News is published bimonthly by GPLS. This publication is made possible by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Georgia Public Library Service under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act.