Deputy Mayor slams library funding cut

Flags cuts to services and programs

20 June 2018

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Wagga Deputy Mayor and President of the NSW Public Libraries Association, Dallas Tout, says the Association is shocked and appalled by the state government’s decision to slash library funding by 18 percent in the Budget.

They’ve already flagged a cut in library services as a result of the move, such as staffing cuts, smaller collections, shorter opening hours, or cuts to mobile library or children’s story time programs.

Cr Tout says for a government that claims to be committed to supporting education and improving children’s literacy, this is a shameful act.

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