All seventeen of Wisconsin's public library systems are established following rules outlined in Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The statutes call for the Department of Public Instruction to request funding for systems equal to 13% of the statewide total municipal and county appropriations for library service. The Legislature, however, has never appropriated funding at this level. At present, library system funding stands at about 8% of statewide local library expenditures.
Additional funding also includes interest revenue on bank deposits, services sold to other library systems, competitive and noncompetitive grants, payments from counties to support Winnefox Cooperative Technical Services and contracts for shared services with Oshkosh Public Library, the system resource library.
The operational revenue for Winnefox in 2007 totaled $1,501,265. The breakdown of funds was as follows:
We spent this money on the following:
*Does not include services paid for by member counties.
Administration: Considered the Executive Officer of the Board of Trustees, the System Director has sole charge of the administration of the system under the direction and review of the board.
|Updated August 31, 2009||