Library supporters urge action on bill to provide relief funding for public libraries

Jul 17 2020

With three weeks before Congress breaks for its scheduled August recess, library supporters are ramping up their efforts to ensure that public libraries are included in a second round of coronavirus relief, urging librarians and library users to go to bat for the recently introduced Library Stabilization Fund Act (LSFA).

The LSFA, introduced on July 2 by Rhode Island Democratic Senator Jack Reed and Michigan Democratic Congressman Andy Levin, would authorize $2 billion in federal support for libraries, and comes as the Senate has finally begun discussions on what ALA officials believe will be its final relief package of 2020.

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