Monthly Archives: March 2018

Record-setting Proposal in Albany

Thanks to the efforts of thousands of library advocates from across New York State, our voices were heard! The NYS Legislature has released their “one house” budget proposals for this year’s budget – and those bills include the single largest increase in funding to the Library Construction Aid Program EVER – a $50M addition to the program, for a total of $64M!! This is in addition to both houses restoring the Governor’s proposed $4M cut to Library Aid.

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Trustee Education

Trustee Essentials:

Financial & Fiduciary Responsibility

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May 2-3, 2018 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center and Albany Capital Center, Albany, NY. GovBuy is a statewide government buyers event, provides practical training that enables purchasing officials to stay informed about relevant procurement related issues and more effective ways to meet fiscal challenges. Registration is free but you must register to attend:

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TBBL Interest

National Television and Radio Campaign Promoting FREE Talking Book and Braille Library Services Launched: The Library of Congress National Library Service (NLS) has kicked off a national television and radio campaign launched on outlets including National Public Radio, the History Channel, and the Hallmark Channel. The commercials will run at three-week intervals through late 2019. New York State libraries public may receive questions from their community members about how they, a family member or a friend would apply for access to free talking book and braille library program services. Information on eligibility and application for these FREE services are available from the New York State Library Talking Book and Braille Library

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