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Homewood library board increases funding on collections

Homewood Public Library board members approved a $2.42 million budget in May for the 2019 fiscal year that starts July 1. Amy Crump, the library’s executive director, said the board anticipates future revenues will remain stable or increase after several lean years due to declining tax revenue attributed to the continuing effects of the most recent recession. "I’m hopeful that last year was our worst year and things are starting to turn around,” she said. The budget increased by more than $40,000 thanks to an expected increase in revenue from property taxes and . . .

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