The Capital Area Library District receives funding from PA state aid to District Library Centers. Funding is used to maintain District Library Center standards as defined in the PA Library Code and to provide resources to member libraries.
Each year, the member libraries of the Capital Area Library District negotiate an agreement on how to best spend the yearly state aid provided to District Library Centers. All libraries and branches are encouraged to participate in the negotiation process by providing input of new ideas and feedback on ideas submitted by others.
The final agreement is based on Guidelines for Negotiating Agreements For District Library Center (DLC) Services. Go to this page and click on PA Library Law Manual for more information.
March: Negotiation Begins
June: Final negotiated agreement signed by member libraries
July: Receive state aid to district library centers. District fiscal year begins.