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Miami-Dade County Commissioners passed a $54 million library budget on Sept. 18, putting an end to four years of consecutive and crippling budget reductions and marking a turnaround for our libraries. The budget closes a $30 million budget shortfall and includes funding increases for new materials, programs, technology upgrades and expanded operating hours at some locations. It prevents further layoffs and provides a solid foundation to build upon.

Next up, a luncheon hosted by the Knight Foundation and The Miami Foundation of Greater Miami on Sept. 29 at the Miami Intercontinental Hotel to discuss the future of our libraries with experts from around the country.


PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

A poll of 5,200 registered voters in 13 Commission districts conducted by Bendixen & Amandi for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and Knight Foundation show overwhelming support for library funding and an opposition to further cuts.

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