Representative Joan Meschino puts a high priority on supporting public libraries, saying, “We need to fight for proper state aid for our public libraries. Public libraries are essential to vibrant local communities. They are centers for early educational programs, research for students, job search programs, cultural and historic programs, and many other activities and resources that bind our communities together. Our libraries are gateways to information and exploration that give people of all ages the opportunity to be lifelong learners. Critically, public libraries also provide an equal opportunity for all to learn about the world, socialize with others in their community, and prepare themselves for work in a modern economy.”
The state budget includes support for public libraries every year, and Rep. Meschino leads advocacy to secure library resources to meet community needs through every budget cycle.