Tacoma Public Library launches Tacoma Needs Strong Libraries campaign in response to City of Tacoma 2021–22 Budget Proposal

TACOMA, WASH, On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Tacoma’s City Manager presented the City of Tacoma’s 2021-22 budget, opens a new window to Tacoma’s City Council, with adjustments made due to the $67 million deficit caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Tacoma Public Library’s Proposed Budget has been reduced by $2.2M, leading to potential reductions in programs and services and the elimination of 22 library staff members, including three library managers and 18 public services staff.

In response, Tacoma Public Library has launched the Tacoma Needs Strong Libraries campaign, and we need your help.

Please advocate for Tacoma Public Library:

The first reading of the budget is at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10, opens a new window. Councilmembers will vote on the budget's adoption at the Tuesday, Nov. 24, opens a new window meeting.


About Tacoma Public Library:

Tacoma Public Library's mission is to empower its community by bringing people together to discover, connect, create, learn, and thrive. Learn more at tacomalibrary.org.

Media Contact:

Mariesa Bus, Public Information Officer | mbus@tacomalibrary.org | 253.292.2001 x1220