Additional Funding for Libraries and Children’s Theaters
More than 1.9 billion rubles will be allocated to regions for updating libraries, replenishing book collections, as well as purchasing equipment for children's theaters. This order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
Of this amount, 1 billion rubles is being Set aside for the updating of libraries. Federal funding will help at least 150 municipal libraries to be updated to modern standards in 2021.
550 million rubles are being allocated for the replenishment of book collections. This money will be used to purchase at least one million units of book products. The provision of state support for the purchase of new books was not provided for in the current state programs. Now the need for such funding is indicated in the state program, “Development of Culture.” The resolution for this was also approved by the government.
The rest of the funds allocated by the federal center - 380 million rubles - will be directed to provide technical equipment for children's theaters. The new equipment will be provided to at least thirty regional sites.