Texas Libraries Face Federal Funding Cuts

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Thanks to a $28,000 grant from the federal government, seniors in the small town of Portland, Texas, can learn about the internet, email and other technology in classes their local library provides among the stacks, at the senior center and at the Dairy Queen. But their classes could soon come to an end.

“We’ve trained about 3,000 people in the community, and we’ve been funded three years in a row,” said RoseAleta Laurell, the library’s director. “Unfortunately, this is going to be our last year of funding.”

The federal government is threatening to ...

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