Public Libraries include three programs: the Library Incentive Grant (LIG), the Municipal Equalization Grant (MEG) and the Nonresident Circulation Offset (NRC).

The purpose of the LIG is to encourage municipalities to maintain minimum levels of library services and resources. The purpose of the MEG is to begin to provide improved library service, resources, and/or facilities in municipalities with relatively less revenue raising capacity by compensating libraries for disparities in municipal funding sources. The purpose of the NRC is to help offset the costs a public library incurs when it circulates materials to residents of other communities.

How were the estimates determined?

The estimates were calculated using 7/1/04 US Census estimates and 2004 proposed EQVs.

Why did the estimates change?

Estimates may vary for each budget proposal based on the appropriation provided to fund the Public Library program.

Additional Resources

Board of Library Commissioners