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December 11, 2008
Library usage increases, budgets decrease
As the economy declines, more people are flocking to America's libraries to save money on books, music, video, computer & Internet services, and leisure activities.
At the same time, libraries (the Grandview Library included) are facing budget decreases as states struggle to save money, too. Many libraries are forced to reduce services & hours - some must even close branches.
Watch the NBC Nightly News story (from Wednesday, December 10, 2008) about how the sagging economy is affecting the nation's libraries & their patrons.