Keeping The 'Free' In Free Library: How Vermont Libraries Navigate Funding Challenges

Jul 18, 2017

Among many other records, Vermont can boast more public libraries per person than any other state in the union. How those libraries get their funding is far from uniform; it can vary greatly from town to town. We're talking about how libraries get the money they use, how they deal with funding challenges, and how it all affects the services they offer to Vermonters.

Our guests for this discussion include Betsy Bleakie, executive director of the Manchester Community Library; Mary Danko, director of the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington; State Librarian Scott Murphy and Jessamyn West, a librarian and fellow at Harvard Law School's Library Innovation Lab.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.  (Note: This program was rescheduled after being pre-empted on July 13, 2017.)