JMRL Excited With Funding For Libraries in Albemarle Budget

By: Jessica Cunnington Email
By: Jessica Cunnington Email

February 24, 2013

The proposed Albemarle County budget gives lots of support to education including an increase in funding to libraries.

The county would give a total of $377,000 to the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.

That's nearly a $200,000 increase. Some of the money will go to the libraries as a whole, while a big chunk directly supports the new Crozet library.

The Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is one of the busiest systems in the country, which is why its director says he's happy for the support.

"I think everybody in the county is going to be thrilled to know the County Executive has recommended significant funding to operate that much larger library that's going to serve all of western Albemarle County," said John Halliday, JMRL Library Director.

Officials will sign documents on Wednesday to start purchasing furniture for the new library, which is set to open in August.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 192913851 - newsplex.com/a?a=192913851