Ailing library eyes new funding source

A state lawmaker is pushing for a law that would allow Indianapolis’ public library system to get a share of local income taxes. But some already are balking at the concept, saying it would divert money from other agencies that need it.

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Library board saves branches, seeks long-term fix

The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library board of trustees agreed Thursday to keep open two library branches targeted
for closure next year. Board members also outlined $2.5 million in proposed budget cuts for 2011 to help stem the growing
gap between revenue and expenses.

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Simons already support library

In response to IBJ’s April 26 editorial, “Simon could score for city library,” I thought it important
for your readers to know members of the Simon family have a long history of supporting Indianapolis’ public library
system and continue to be regular donors.

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