President’s budget outline stresses importance of libraries

President Obama continues to show that he understands the value of libraries. Today, President Obama sent Congress an outline of his $3.6 trillion FY 2010 budget. In the budget outline, the president states, “To give our children a fair shot to thrive in a global, information-age economy, we will equip thousand of schools, community colleges and universities with 21st Century classrooms, labs and libraries.”

The Administration is expected to release specific program allocations in April.

Melanie Anderson, Associate Director
Office of Government Relations
ALA Washington Office
manderson@alawash.org

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