Posted on 03/13/2019 at 11:52 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bookworms are being encouraged to contact their federal representatives in the wake of the president’s 2020 budget proposal.

The Trump administration’s proposal would eliminate the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and, with it, virtually all federal library funding.

It’s the third straight year for such a request, reports Publishers Weekly.

The American Library Association, of course, objects to the proposal but expressed hope that Congress — which actually controls the purse strings — will preserve library funding.

It also has an advocacy tool on its website where users can check to see their representatives’ stance and contact them about the issue.

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Tagged As: Libraries, Politics