Cumberland County Library System struggles from drop in out-of-county use revenues

The Cumberland County Library System didn’t mind out-of-county residents using its libraries, including the 40 to 50 percent of New Cumberland Public Library users who come from York County.

But when the state in 2008 defunded its Library Card Reimbursement Program, which provided $280,000 to Cumberland County for out-of-county users, the New Cumberland Public Library felt the squeeze, according to library system Executive Director Jonelle Darr. The library had to reduce its hours, cease operations on Fridays, and purchase fewer books due to lost revenues, she said — all while not seeing a drop in demand for library services.

Read more at: The Sentinel, June 23, 2014

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