State budget cuts hit rural libraries hard
Rural libraries across East Texas are tightening their belts as state budget cuts and the upcoming closure of the regional library system take a toll.
Grants, discounts, free continuing education for librarians and consulting are just a few of the services the Northeast Texas Library System offers libraries across East Texas. Its branch is slated to close in August.
“This is the last year that system offices will continue in the same way as they have because of state cuts,” said Jerry McCulley, coordinator of the Northeast Texas Library System.