ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- When it comes to population growth and funding for libraries, the two issues don't seem to be on the same page in St. Johns County.
Lyle Gastineau was at the southeast branch library in St. Augustine Wednesday afternoon. He moved to St. Augustine 2 ½ years ago.
"I picked a retirement place that was warm. I wanted to get out of the cold weather," he said.
He is part of the steady rise in population in St. Johns County over the last few years.
He also goes to the library about three times a week. It's a library system -- like many others -- which has seen a recent drop in county, state and federal funding.
St. Johns County Library Director Debra Rhodes Gibson said the library has been asked to do more with less.