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Thursday, March 7, 2013 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Funding Cuts at Iowa Library Services Could Impact Norwalk Easter Public Library By Norwalk that these funding cuts public libraries to have Library Staff will have on the Norwalk and maintain a website. The Iowa Library Ser- Easter Public Library The importance of public vices (formally State Li- should this trend continue, library websites being that brary of Iowa)has seenOver the past three they allow services to tough times over the past years there has been a 37% reach users at home and at three years. Budget cuts ($1,304,063) cut in funding work at any time. have led to the closing of for Iowa Library Services. •There have been no libraries, the lossof servic- The effects of this loss in funds to purchase books es and staff cuts among funding are widespread, for Iowa Library Services other things. While librar- •The State Medical Li-Main Library for the last ies have been struggling brary and the State Patents three years. with budget cuts, usage in and Trademark Library In addition tothe loss of public libraries continues were both closed eliminat- state funding, Iowa Li- to go up. It is calculated ing access to medical or brary Services has also lost that55,000 Iowans enter a patent/trademark infer- $100,000 in federal Insti- public library every day to mation for Iowans through tute of Museum & Library utilize services that are of- those services. Services funding. These fered. The number of li- •Staff cuts have dou- funds are used to support brary card holders also bled the time in which the the Summer Reading Pro- continues to rise as more State Data Center can eval- gram, Sate of Iowa Librar- than two thirds of Iowans uate and deliver census ies Online (SILO) Interli- have active library ac- and demographic infer-brary Loan program and counts.Between June2010 mation, which is used more. Federal funds have and July 2011, Norwalkwidely in grant writing been lost as a result of State Easter Public Library add- and economic develop- funds being cut. ed 741 new library users, ment. As decisions about the Yet current funding for •Putting Libraries on next state budget are in Iowa Library Services is at the Web (PLOW) websites, progress, Iowa Library its lowest since 1984. The which are used by over 300 Services could potentially Staff at Norwalk Library libraries, have been sus- lose a great deal more than want to make sure you are pended, has already been lost over informed about the impact •PLOW provides the past three years. a more accessible way for Should Iowa Library Ser- vices funding not be re- it will Phone and lnternet Discounts Available to CenturyLin'k Customers The Iowa Utilities Board designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its servlCag area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink's basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $20.10 per month and business services are $35.50 per month. Specific rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as defined by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benefits if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is defined for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual-or group of individuals Who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by fine or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Intemet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95 per month for the firsi 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/intemetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-244-1111 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *Ce~taryLink I[etemet Baia Program - Rc~ddcatial cu~.omcrs only who qualify b~scd on me~ing inoome level or program pmticipafion eligibility tcq~ .and rcnudning eligible for the agbe offer pcrind. Fkst bill will include clutrgcs for the L~u'st full month of sc~'vicc billcd in Klvancc, pxoratcd charges for service ~om thc date of installation to bill date, and one-time chlges and fees d~w~riI~l shove. Qualifying customers may Icccp this program for a maximum of 60 manlhs after service activation provid~ ~atomm" still qualifies during tl~ time. Listed High-Spccd Interact rate of $9.95/mo. spplics for first 12 months of scn,/ce (a|ter which the rate reverts to $14.95/ma. for thc next 48 months of sexvice), and requires a 12-moath tcn'm agreement. Customer must eith~" lease a modcn~route~ from Cfmtm~Link for an additiom] manilfly charge or itxlepe~lcatly purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Imemct activ~ion fee appl/cs. A one- time professional installation chm'ge (ff selected by customer) and a oan-timo dripping and handling f~ applies to ca~omct's modmn/routcr. G~ral - Services not avm]ablg cvoTwI'~rc. Ccntuq, Link may change or canal services or st~stitutc simiint m at its sole dis~.tiou without notify. Offer. plmm, and ststed rm~s are subj~t to daangc and rtmy va~ by scsvice m-ca. Dcposit may bc required. Additional rcstrlctioes apply, Terms sod Cenditlmss - All Ixoducts and services listed sue govemcd by tariffs, terms of servicc, or terms and conditions posted at canturylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surdmrgm - Applicable taxes, fccs, and sm'clms'ges include a carries" UniverJal Scrvscc clmrsc, cmrier cost recovery surcharges, s~e and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state srsdharses. Cost reoovery fees are not taxes or govanmant-rcqukcd charges for usc. Taxes, fees. mui surcharges apply hoscd on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. tained, or grow, have a devastating impact on public libraries and the services they provide. Should funding be cut again, the following re- ductions could go into ef- fect for all public libraries statewide and would di- rectly affect the Norwalk Easter Public Library: • The state Youth Ser- vices Consultant position could be lost. The Youth Services Consultant serves as a support staff member from Iowa Library Servic- es for all youth services staff within Iowa. The Youth Services Consultant organizes workshops, con- ferences, continuing edu- cation webinars, seminars, classes etc. for Youth Ser- vices staff. She plays a crit- ical role in the annual sum- mer reading program and provides many valuable resources for Youth Servic- es Librarians throughout Iowa. • PLOW websites could no longer be funded leav- ing over 300 public librar- ies in a struggle to afford and maintain a website. • Support from Iowa Li- brary Services for the an- nual Summer Reading Program could no longer exist. • Conferences, work- shops, continuing educa- tion could be impacted. The bi-annual Kids First conference attended by Youth Services staff could no longer be funded. The Kids First conference is a wonderful learning oppor- tunity for Youth Services staff and is also attended by various authors, nation- al speakers and presenters. • SILO Interlibrary Loan program could no longer be funded. Current- ly, we have drastically re- duced funding for out-of- state Interlibrary Loan ser- vices and we could lose in- state services as well. Inter- library loan is a way for patrons to request books from other libraries when they are not available from a local library. • Loss of funding for online databases, such as EbscoHost, could be lost. Currently, Iowa Library Services provides partial funding for these databas- es since subscriptions are often too expensive for public libraries to pur- chase on their own. The loss of funding for Iowa Library Services di- rectly affects Norwalk Eas- ter Public Library and oth- er Iowa libraries that rely heavily on their support for a variety of things in- cluding: • Conferences •Workshops • Continuing Education • Aid in funding data- bases • State discounts on products such as Early Lit- eracy Stations • SILO Interlibrar, loan program • Consulting staff • Summer Reading Pro- gram • PLOW websites As libraries strive to meet the needs of patrons, support from Iowa Library Services plays a critical role in that mission. Vie are inviting everyone to send a note to your representa- tive asking for their sup- port to invest just 61 cents more each year on every Iowan. The 61 cents more each year would rebuild the support systen for Iowa Libraries by reurn- ing funding for Io a Li- brary Services to its2009 funding levels. (NAPS)--Experts say viper bladesare one of the most important--yet overlooked-- safety features on a car. Michelin's patent-pending, spring-loaded, advanced- design Stealth wiper blades provide clean, powerful and consistent wipes in all weather conditions. Visit www.michelinstealth.˘om. vA " CenturyLink- Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! ) John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the 1952 film clas- sic, "The Quiet Man." Photo submitted. 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