Council hears library budget estimates for 2013

Lisa Goudy
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Moose Jaw Public Library head librarian Karon Selzer

The public library’s estimated 2013 operating budgets are higher than in 2012, city council heard at its regular meeting on Monday.

According to a letter from Karon Selzer, head librarian of the Moose Jaw Public Library, the library’s overall budget estimates for 2013 from the city total $1.04 million. That is an increase from the 2012 actual budget, which totalled just over $1 million.

Library board chairperson Terry Gabel presented the operating budget estimates to council during Monday’s regular meeting at city hall. Council unanimously voted to refer the estimates to the council’s budget committee.

“The estimates also include increased funding for advertising. The public library has more than doubled its program offerings for all ages,” said Gabel. “The library has been successful in obtaining grants to increase the number of programs in 2012, but increased funding is required to continue to grow in this area.

“Programs are a means of engaging the community in more interactive and educational entertainment opportunities.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Public Library, Times-Herald

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