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Newsletter, Feb. 2013, Georgia Public Library Service

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A newsletter for friends and employees of Georgia's public libraries, volume 10, issue 4 | February 2013

Headlines from this issue...

Center for Puppetry Arts loan program begins at libraries around the state

Georgia families can now pay a free visit to Big Bird, the Fraggles, Wayland Flowers' Madame and a host of other popular puppet characters by using a library card.

Public libraries to feel stronger budget pinch

Gov. Nathan Deal has formally submitted his recommendations for a $19.8 billion Fiscal Year 2014 budget. The governor’s proposals maintained the economic pinch, with an additional $965,673 cut for personnel and operating expenses.

PINES libraries raise overdue fines for electronic and special items

Overdue fines for items such as audiobooks, e-books, CDs, DVDs and event passes increased at PINES libraries around the state on Jan. 1. Rates vary by item, with the majority of nonequipment fees increasing to either 20 cents or 50 cents per day.

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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.