By Dan Moeller, Correspondent –

The Brodhead library board approved the library’s 2017 budget last week that shows a 2.99 increase over this past year.

The budget of $279,300 compares to the $271,185 approved last year. The majority of funds will go for wages and salaries of about $143,500. Other benefits will add about $37,000 to that total. The library has budgeted $24,600 for books and materials, up 2.5 percent from last year.

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