Library funding to be in spotlight

SHEPHERDSTOWN – Local leaders of the League of Women Voters have organized a forum next week on funding challenges facing public libraries in the Eastern Panhandle.

Organizers say West Virginia is cutting library budgets even as the public demand for Internet access and other services grows.                       Carolyn Watson and other leaders of the league have been studying the issues involved in funding libraries for more than a year.

The free forum begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Byrd Center in Shepherdstown.  Representatives of Berkeley  and Jefferson libraries will attend to present information about their situations.                           The league also hopes members of the public will attend to share ideas for creating a stable source of funding for libraries. For details on the forum, contact Watson (304-725-8049 or libladyuw@yahoo.com).

The nonpartisan League of Women Voters is a political organization that works to inform the public of important governmental issues and encourages citizens to participate in determining public policy. To learn more about the league, go to lwv-jcwv.org or to join, email anncoulter@comcast.net.

Organizers say free parking for the forum will be available in the lot behind the Byrd Center.

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