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As a federated library system, the county library system's administrative office along with each local library adopts an annual budget each year. All system office and local library income and expenditures are audited annually by certified public accountants. This information is reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department Education, Commonwealth Libraries.


2014 Library System Revenue

2014 Operating Income

Summary: Overall, revenue increased ($121,166) or (2%) from the prior year.  Donations and grants increased significantly from the prior year. 


Local Government Support ($3,295,997) comprised 53% of the library system's revenue.  Of this, Cumberland County provided  $3,258,478 (51%) and  local municipalities or school districts provided $118,176 (2%).    


State Support ($1,039,331) provided 17% of the library system's overall revenue.  


Community Support ($1,949,675) in the form of donations, fines, fees and interest income comprised 31% of the library system's operating revenue.


Federal Support ($20,014) supported supplemental staff who were part of a job skills training program at Bosler Memorial Library


2014 Library System Expenditures

2014 Operating Expenses

Summary:  Expenditures increased  $167,728 or 3% from the prior year.  This was primarily due to one-time expenditures for new integrated library system software, new building expenses at Bosler Memorial Library and capital campaign related expenditures at Shippensburg.  To balance the deficit budget, about $571,000 was transferred from reserve funds.


Staff costs ($3,821,291) accounted for 61% of the budget.  The system  and its member libraries are open an average of about 500 hours per week.  More than 200 people provide 103.57 full time equivalent hours in staffing.  Volunteers provide 15.55 full time equivalent hours of staffing support. 


Library materials ($754,409) accounted for 12% of the budget — a 6% decline from the prior year.


Other operating costs ($1,583,152) such as technology, utilities, insurance, printing, etc. accounted for 27% of the budget 


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July 30, 2015

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