Library Funding Cuts a Possibility

Denison and Sherman libraries charge a yearly fee to those who don't live in their city limits. And now, other Grayson County libraries are afraid they may have to start doing the same thing.

The county is asking for input from libraries later this month, but some fear the result could be more cuts similar to 2003, when libraries saw cuts of 25 to 50 percent.

The Van Alstyne Library only gets $1,000 from the county right now, but they say it's not the amount of money that's the issue. It's the fact that the libraries help economic development in the community and should continue to be a service provided free of charge.

The county judge told us today that he does not know if they'll make further cuts. That decision won't be made until the county knows exactly how much money they have coming in.

The commissioners’ court will meet July 19 to hear input from all Grayson County libraries.