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"No COVID TESTS" sign in parking lot of Powell Library

It’s still hard to find rapid COVID test kits at Ohio’s libraries

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio continues to see some of the highest COVID case rates during this pandemic. Most of Ohio’s libraries have been without COVID tests since before Christmas, as those test kits have been in short supply. The Ohio Library Council’s Michelle Francis said she’s unsure when libraries will get more… Read More

The Mercer County Library, in a tweet promoting the library's resources for those who need internet access to fill out their US Census forms.

Ohio Libraries Say They Can’t Afford Cut In Two-Year State Budget

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio’s libraries say they’ll lose money if the $74.7 billion state budget stays as is. And they told a Senate committee looking into the budget that they also won’t share in the billions that the state and local governments will get from the American Rescue Plan. While libraries were closed… Read More