WVLA LEGISLATIVE GOALS FOR 2023 SESSION
Increase the Grants to Public Libraries (Lottery Fund) by $2 million
The Grants to Public Libraries Fund has not been increased in more than a decade. The costs for wages, books, facility maintenance, and general operating expenses have increased drastically.
Fund the Library Facilities Improvement Fund with a non-recurring appropriation of $5 million
In 2017, public libraries evaluated their building needs. They found that more than $56 million will be needed to repair or replace building issues in critical, poor, or fair condition.
- Dedicated funding for all public libraries
- Adequate and affordable broadband for all West Virginians
- School libraries and certified librarians in every school
- Simple majority approval for all excess levies
First Day of the Legislative Session
A message from Sarah Palfrey, Chair of the WVLA Legislative [...]