First it was the Library of Michigan. Now the State Library of Massachusetts is reporting on its blog that the Massachusetts governors office announced during an Oct. 29 press conference that the governor is considering closing the State Library of Massachusetts to cut expenses.
A press release about the state’s budget gap, which the governor issued the same day, doesnt specifically mention the library, but it says state agencies have been asked to prepare for additional cuts.
The state library’s blog post links to a petition you can sign, and to contact information for the governors office.
The Massachusetts Library Association was already planning a rally at the Massachusetts State House today to support libraries, whose funding has declined over the years even as use goes up.