ERIC Number: ED390430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Sources of Michigan Public Library Income.
Michigan Library, Lansing.
This document tabulates the results of a 1994 survey of public library funding in Michigan. The survey discovered that 68.8% of public library funds are provided by local tax support, 13.7% by penal fines awarded to libraries by court systems which have received income for violations of state laws, 7.6% by state aid, and 9.9% by other means, such as gifts, foundations, interest, overdue fines, and other types of income received from local sources. The report illustrates variations in funding patterns that occur with differences in the size of the total population served. Monetary totals of penal fines, state aid revenue, and local funding are compared from 1985-1994, revealing gradual increases but also a leveling off and slight decline in state aid since 1990. A large table traces fluctuations in penal fine library funding percentages in 93 Michigan counties since 1990. Eight graphs illustrate the data. (BEW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Library, Lansing.