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One-time infusion of much-needed funds to be spent on collection
The Contra Costa County Library, Pleasant Hill, CA, received $500,000 to buttress its ailing materials budget. The funding was part of a $2.2 million rebate from the state, which had taken too much money from local government. Others benefiting include the sheriff's department, mental health operations, and animal welfare services. "This is a one-time infusion of money," Acting County Librarian Anne Cain told LJ.
Tax ballot revived?
The library is seeking to garner additional funding through a possible tax hike. Cain explained that the library had a sales tax measure on a 1998 ballot …