Budget 2022-23: Back on Track? Not for Libraries

For the second year in a row, Saskatchewan libraries have received no funding increase in the provincial budget. With inflation on the rise, this means our libraries will struggle.

It means no budget for much needed health and safety measures for staff, and could impact public programming, branch operations and accessibility for patrons.

The funding freeze will have an even greater impact on the regional (rural) library systems, since provincial funding accounts for a larger share of their budgets compared to the municipal library systems. This freeze will have a significant impact on the ability to support accessible library services and infrastructure, including internet connectivity and the Single Integrated Library System (SILS).

If you are concerned about the future of Saskatchewan libraries, sign the pledge.


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