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Library asking public to contact senators to pass HB 318

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TOLEDO (WTOL) - Toledo area libraries are desperate for money, and the library system wants the public's help to get government funding.

Ohio Bill 318 would provide enough money to balance the budget, which would help libraries and other government agencies. The bill passed in the State House, but in the Senate it has run into problems.

Today, the library is asking people to call their senators to ask them to pass HB 318 before the Senate recesses on December 15. If the bill doesn't pass, the library will again have to make drastic cuts.

Not passing the bill would likely have a direct impact on the library's ability to service the community.

"I have heard from our community in terms of hours that we've had to reduce, and, if this were to come about, obviously we would have to look again at hours, staff and materials," said Clyde Scoles, director Of Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Local governments, K-12 schools, higher education, children's services and social service agencies will also be affected.

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