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FISCAL YEAR 2007 RESOURCE SUMMARY ($000)
DEPARTMENT
FY 2007
Budgetary
Recommendations

FY 2007
Federal, Trust,
and ISF

FY 2007
Total
Spending

FY 2007
Budgetary
Non-Tax Revenue

Board of Library Commissioners 30,018  3,684  33,702 

TOTAL       30,018  3,684    33,702 
 
Board of Library Commissioners 33,702,181
 
Budgetary Direct Appropriations 30,018,189
Direct Appropriations  
 
 Board of Library Commissioners  
   7000-9101   For the operation of the board of library commissioners 1,005,434
 
 Regional Public Libraries Local Aid  
   7000-9401   For aid to regional public libraries; provided, that the board of library commissioners may provide quarterly advances of funds for purposes authorized by clauses (1) and (2) of section 19C of chapter 78 of the General Laws, as it deems proper to regional public library systems throughout the fiscal year, in compliance with the office of the comptroller's regulations on state grants, 815 CMR 2.00; provided further, that notwithstanding said section 19C of said chapter 78 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Boston public library shall, as the library of last recourse for reference and research services for the commonwealth, be paid from this item an amount equal to $1.06 per resident in the commonwealth; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, in calculating the fiscal year 2007 distribution of funds appropriated herein, the board of library commissioners shall employ the same population figures used to calculate the fiscal year 2006 distribution 15,480,361
 
 Talking Book Program - Worcester  
   7000-9402   For the operation of the talking book program at the Worcester public library 325,000
 
 Talking Book Program - Watertown  
   7000-9406   For the operation of a statewide braille and talking book program in Watertown, including the operation of the machine-lending agency 1,978,550
 
 Public Libraries Local Aid  
   7000-9501   For aid to public libraries; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no city or town shall receive any funds from this item in any fiscal year when the appropriation of the city or town for free public library services is below an amount equal to 102.5 per cent of the average of the appropriations for free public library service for the three fiscal years immediately preceding; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of library commissioners may grant no more than 55 additional waivers in excess of the waiver limit set forth in the second paragraph of section 19A of chapter 78 of the General Laws in fiscal year 2007 for a period of not more than one year; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, of the amount by which this item exceeds the amount appropriated in chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, funds shall be distributed under the guidelines of the municipal equalization grant program and under the guidelines for the library incentive grant program; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, any payment made to a city or town from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city or town and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the public library of such city or town without further appropriation 9,189,844
 
 Technology and Automated Resource-Sharing Networks  
   7000-9506   For statewide library technology and resource-sharing programs 2,039,000
 
Federal Grant Spending 3,593,013
 
 Federal Reserve - Title I  
   7000-9700   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Reserve - Title I 169,280
 
 Library Services Technology Act  
   7000-9702   For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Library Services Technology Act 3,423,733
 
Trust and Other Spending 90,979
 
   7000-9407   Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Trust 89,558
 
   7070-6610   Elizabeth P. Sohier Library Fund 1,421