[R2R-OR] Another good budget Q and A

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Aug 3 10:06:08 PDT 2011

Q:  We’re just planning to do an early literacy story time this year. I want to get some posters, wall hangings, etc. to make the kids area more visually attractive and, hopefully, more interesting and exciting place for the kids to come into.  On my budget sheet, where do I put the budgeted money for these things?

A:  Posters, wall-hangings, storytime carpet and other environmental pieces that are not equipment nor library materials should go in "other".  If you aren't certain which budget category to put an item in A) ask me, or B) put it in the "Other" category.

Here is a sample budget based on the project described in the question:

(Don’t fill out this section if you are only doing a summer reading project.)

List things you will need to implement your Ready to Read Grant Project

Amount of Ready to Read funds used to pay for this

Amount of Library Budget used to pay for this

Amount of other sources used to pay for this


Library Staff

Regular and substitute staff—not performers, authors, or speakers.

Staff time for environment project and for storytimes




Library Materials
Books, subscriptions, software, DVDs, Cds, puppets, etc.

Flannel board, puppet stage for storytimes and books, CDs, DVDs for storytime & collection.




Computer hardware, furniture, other electronic equipment.

Contracted Programs
Performers, storytellers, authors, and other programs not presented by library staff.

Prizes/give away items such as books, pencils, bags, toys, etc.

Please describe.

Posters, wall-hangings, etc. for environment








Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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