Toledo libraries losing major funding

Libraries across Ohio could be losing some much needed cash. Under Governor Ted Strickland's budget proposal, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library faces losing more than $200,000.

The bill would allow money to be taken out of the public library fund. More than half of the library's funding comes from that fund.

"It would mean a cut in services right now. Our materials budget has already been cut 10%, so that means no new books. No new collections," said Rhonda Sewell, media relations manager for Toledo area libraries.

The bill would affect all 250 public libraries in Ohio.

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is asking people to write to state lawmakers and ask that they hold off on the budget cuts.