The Meadville Public Library announces today that purchases for new materials have been suspended until a new budget is passed in Harrisburg.

John Brice, Executive Director of the Meadville Public Library commented on the decision: “We normally receive our state funding in January. However, due to the lack of a state budget that funding may or may not happen. In order to make sure we have enough operating cash available in January we are temporarily suspending purchases of new books and materials until then.”

The suspension on book purchases will begin on September 1, 2009 and will continue until the State passes a budget. All materials ordered before the suspension will be received and catalogued. Books purchased with Patrons Drive funds and Memorial gifts will not be suspended.

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