Published 4/13/2011 FACC
The Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday that libraries say the cuts could reduce library hours or possibly even force some branches to close. "And the sad part of that is the loss of access for people who depend on libraries for Internet access to government services, or to apply for jobs, and all those services that people depend on now that the economy is down,” Faye Roberts, director of the Florida Library Association told the Sentinel. The cut could also mean a loss of federal matching money for technology. Also Wednesday, perhaps not coincidentally, the Sentinel reported that the “library guy,” Paul Clark, is back at the Capitol with his sign urging lawmakers not to cut the library budget.