Missouri Republicans use state budget to block diversity initiatives, cut library funding
If you have ever visited a library or used the resources of a library, you know the positive impact they can have on a person’s life and their knowledge base. Here in Missouri, it seems many House Republicans have forgotten this as they have decided to completely remove state funding for public libraries from the budget. What’s ironic is that they and their staffs most likely use a library or the skills of a librarian every day to do their work.
If you care at all about ensuring public access to information, consider donating to your local public library foundation. They will need private donations more than ever if the Senate allows the provision to remain in the budget.
Here are links to the library foundations in the St. Louis area: