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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

July 3, 2008

VALDOSTA - A South Georgia library is having a hard time operating because of budget cuts.

The South Georgia Regional library in Lowndes County says the number of registered users there has doubled over the last year.

They requested $2.5-million from the county but only got $1.5-million. And a third of that is earmarked for repairs.

The library director says they need another $1.5-million to hire the staff and purchase the materials they need.

"Some of the programs and services that we wanted to provide are going to be more difficult to provide. The computers people will be using are older and slower than they should be and there might not be as many books on the shelves," says Chuck Gibson.

The library is currently seeking donations and grants to help them meet demands for services.

They will look for more options once the summer reading program has concluded.

To find out more or how to help, click here.

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