Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Library

February 9, 2015 - 4:24pm
12 weeks 13 hours ago

The best of the year, it's something spread to many different mediums. Monday, the Muskingum County Library System announced it's top picks of 2014.

The lists break down into different genres including both adult and juvenile fiction and non fiction and also a young adult category. Jeff Kinney was one of the most popular authors this year in the county as he took nine of the top ten spots in the juvenile fiction category. Assistant Director of the library system, Blair Tom, explains...

July 17, 2014 - 5:28pm
41 weeks 4 days ago

Representatives from the Muskingum County Library met with County Commissioners to overview the final phase of the librarys strategic plan and request levy renewal.

The levy would help fund the librarys future goals. According to Assistant Director, Blair Tom, the new  plan will allow them to move forward from a transactional to a transformational way. This forward movement of the library is guided by a newly formed mission statement, which focuses  on connecting people with...

August 15, 2013 - 3:59pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

Officials from the Muskingum County Library System were in attendance at a week long boot camp for library associates.

The Public Library Association met in Nashville, Tennessee to discuss the possibility of adding new programs and technology into existing library systems.

"What's really exciting is there were 71 library associates from 6 states in the District of Columbia and we spoke about innovation and trends world wide not just nationally, and how we might adapt those...

March 15, 2011 - 9:28pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

Funding cuts in the state budget will impact some local organizations.

The state's public libraries are expected to face around a 5 percent cut in funding which translates to a 155,000 dollar reduction in the Muskingum County Library Budget.

The library anticipated the reduction in funding and has budgeted for the cuts. Public Relations Manager Blair Tom says customers should not notice any major changes in the way the library operates.

"Our staffing levels are much...

December 15, 2009 - 6:14pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

State agencies and public services may lose more funding if an Ohio bill does not pass.

The passage of House Bill 318 would delay a final round of planned income tax cuts and fill an $850 million shortfall in the Ohio budget.

Blair Tom of the Muskingum County Library System said libraries will be affected because they are closely tied to education.

"If that isn't filled through this means, then the likely outcome will be deep cuts to education which is a primary...

October 8, 2009 - 11:55am
5 years 29 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Library System is hoping that you'll show them how much they matter, by voting yes on their levy this November.

Over the last eight years the Library System has worked with a declining revenue, most recently budget cuts from the State of Ohio are causing an impact, making the levy necessary.

"More important thing is if people approve the one mill levy we can continue operating at a level where we can provide services, without this money, we can face...

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