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Libraries

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY24 Sen$52,202,208$52,202,208
FY24$46,933,479$47,348,386
FY23$43,135,861$40,957,351
FY22$39,999,333$36,457,175
FY21$39,796,403$33,847,508
FY20$36,571,237$30,408,404
FY19$33,264,897$27,228,889
FY18$31,738,199$25,451,565
FY17$32,086,967$25,167,085
FY16$32,888,995$25,324,998
FY15$33,104,826$25,322,939
FY14$29,284,121$22,241,219
FY13$29,168,215$21,813,776
FY12$29,180,123$21,460,977
FY11$30,037,095$21,460,977
FY10$35,228,087$24,680,256
FY09$48,517,685$33,659,447
FY08$48,019,785$32,853,912
FY07$48,015,835$31,676,112
FY06$45,971,857$29,559,475
FY05$43,739,795$27,100,525
FY04$42,394,013$25,500,525
FY03$44,065,712$25,934,017
FY02$58,701,654$33,803,037
FY01$61,189,403$34,622,515

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

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Funding for Libraries
2.3%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY24 Sen$52,202,208$52,202,208
FY24 SWM$47,519,808$47,519,808
FY25 House$48,178,211$48,178,211
FY25 HWM$48,053,211$48,053,211
FY25 Gov$47,466,986$47,466,986
FY24$46,933,479$47,348,386
FY24 Leg$46,933,479$47,348,386
FY23 GAA$43,057,558$40,883,002
FY22 GAA$39,894,388$36,361,524

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY24FY25 GovFY25 HouseFY24 Sen
Board of Library Commissioners$1,888,054$2,021,446$2,074,268$2,074,268
Regional Libraries Local Aid$16,571,106$16,717,600$16,817,600$19,000,000
Talking Book Program Worcester$672,098$678,040$711,942$678,040
Talking Book Program Watertown$3,826,592$3,860,420$4,053,441$3,860,420
Public Libraries Local Aid$17,445,774$17,600,000$17,625,000$20,000,000
Library Technology and Automated Resource - Sharing Networks$6,113,535$6,169,480$6,475,960$6,169,480
Center for the Book$416,320$420,000$420,000$420,000
FY24FY25 GovFY25 HouseFY24 Sen
Holbrook Handicap Access$0$0$0$0
Board of Library Commissioners$1,888,054$2,021,446$2,074,268$2,074,268
Regional Libraries Local Aid$16,571,106$16,717,600$16,817,600$19,000,000
Talking Book Program Worcester$672,098$678,040$711,942$678,040
Boston Public Library$0$0$0$0
Talking Book Program Watertown$3,826,592$3,860,420$4,053,441$3,860,420
Public Libraries Local Aid$17,445,774$17,600,000$17,625,000$20,000,000
Library Technology and Automated Resource - Sharing Networks$6,113,535$6,169,480$6,475,960$6,169,480
Public Library Matching Incentive Grant$0$0$0$0
Center for the Book$416,320$420,000$420,000$420,000
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