Budgets & Funding

Calculator and checkbook

The budget is the backbone of library operations, pulling together short-, medium-, and long-range goals, all of which help to fulfill the organization's vision and mission. This section is dedicated to helping you find funding resources and work to secure a stable and sufficient budget, including how to work with local officials and make a clear case for funding needs.

Most Recently Added

Rural Resources and Funding: The Rural Information Center

 Webinar / Last Modified: 05 June 2015

This webinar showcases information and resources from the Rural Information Center made available to libraries and other organizations working to maintain the vitality of America's rural communities.

Building Rural Prosperity with the Rural Information Center

 News / Last Modified: 03 February 2015

Perhaps especially in rural communities, libraries provide key points of connection with the broader world, serving as windows on faraway places, other cultures, and diverse perspectives. But libraries can also help deepen our ties to the places we l...

Winning Library Grants

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 2014

Archive and associated resources for May 4, 2011 webinar with Stephanie Gerding on process and resources for winning library grants.