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Libraries

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY25 Gov$47,466,986$47,466,986
FY24 GAA$46,933,479$47,348,386
FY23$43,151,291$40,972,002
FY22$39,983,258$36,442,524
FY21$39,794,258$33,845,684
FY20$36,573,430$30,410,228
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
1.2%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY24 Leg$46,933,479$47,348,386
FY24 Sen$46,913,654$47,328,386
FY24 SWM$46,170,226$46,578,386
FY24 Hou$44,900,650$45,297,586
FY24 HWM$44,677,622$45,072,586
FY24 Gov$45,235,885$45,635,785
FY23 GAA$43,057,558$40,883,002
FY23 SWM$42,928,068$40,760,052
FY23 Hou$40,951,178$38,883,002
FY23 HWM$40,951,178$38,883,002
FY23 Gov$38,332,719$36,396,784
FY22 GAA$39,894,388$36,361,524

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY23 GovFY24 GovFY25 Gov
Board of Library Commissioners$1,823,689$1,888,055$2,021,446
Regional Libraries Local Aid$14,234,912$15,827,678$16,717,600
Talking Book Program Worcester$523,153$532,509$678,040
Talking Book Program Watertown$2,978,575$3,031,839$3,860,420
Public Libraries Local Aid$13,691,466$17,445,774$17,600,000
Library Technology and Automated Resource - Sharing Networks$4,764,966$6,113,535$6,169,480
Center for the Book$315,957$396,495$420,000
FY23 GovFY24 GovFY25 Gov
Holbrook Handicap Access$0$0$0
Board of Library Commissioners$1,823,689$1,888,055$2,021,446
Regional Libraries Local Aid$14,234,912$15,827,678$16,717,600
Talking Book Program Worcester$523,153$532,509$678,040
Boston Public Library$0$0$0
Talking Book Program Watertown$2,978,575$3,031,839$3,860,420
Public Libraries Local Aid$13,691,466$17,445,774$17,600,000
Library Technology and Automated Resource - Sharing Networks$4,764,966$6,113,535$6,169,480
Public Library Matching Incentive Grant$0$0$0
Center for the Book$315,957$396,495$420,000
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