|Nevada State Collection Development Grant|
Public libraries and the services they offer are a basic need in life. In rural Nevada, they often serve as the only means of obtaining educational and recreational materials.
Nevada's public libraries receive collection development funds from the legislature. Many of the smaller rural libraries use these funds to enrich their basic collections. Other libraries are able to utilize these funds for special areas of development, which would be impossible using only their local funding.
To learn how the state's public libraries utilize those funds, check out the Nevada State Allocation Dynamic Map, 2008-2009 and the Nevada State Allocation Dynamic Map, 2010-2011. For complete information, see their reports:
The Nevada State Legislature has in six sessions allocated funds for the Public Libraries in the State Collection Development Grant Program. The first allocation, $250,000 in the 1995 session, was intended for the rural areas only.
These funds are distributed to public libraries in Nevada, based on their own local spending for collection development. Utilizing the formula based on these expenditures (NRS 378.087), the smaller libraries receive a greater proportionate amount than the libraries with the larger budgets.
The philosophy is that all libraries have a need for the basics of library service, and if the local funding is limited for even these, then it is the responsibility of the State to assist these communities. However, a library cannot reduce its local expenditures because of the State assistance; they must maintain at least the level of their prior year, unless they can offer a compelling explanation (Minimum Standards for Nevada Public Libraries).
Collection Development Grant Documents
FY 2012 - 2013 Time Schedule
If you have any questions about the state collection development grant, please contact: