April 16, 2014

U.S. Public Library News Roundup: 15 Stories from 13 States

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Here’s a selection of public library news items from around the country. All of the stories were posted online during the past week.

Arkansas

Fayetteville Public Library Board to Offer $2 Million for City Hospital Property (via Fayettville Flyer)

California

San Diego: Writing Old Central Library’s Next Chapter (via Voice of San Diego)

Georgia

Rabun County Library Faces Budgets Cuts, Seeks Support for Upcoming Commission Meeting (via AccessNorthGa.com)

Iowa

New Cedar Rapids Public Library Reaches Biggest Milestone (via The Gazette) 

Newton: They Dont’ Work: Library Pulls Plug on Unemployment Kiosk (via KCCI)

Minnesota

Marshall-Lyon County: Library Sharing Issues Could Have Broad Consequences (via Marshall Independent)

Oklahoma

Current Downtown Tulsa City-County Library Building Shutting Down for 2 Years, Moving to Abandoned Grocery Store (via KRMG Radio) 

Ohio

Campbell County: Library Sees Record Number of Visitors this Summer (via Cincinnati.com)

Cincinnati Library Wants a Longer Tax Levy (via Cincinnati Business Courier)

Oregon

Cornelius City Council Approves Contract for $12.8 Million Housing and Library Project (via The Oregonian)

Funding Issues: Supporters Determined to Keep Jackson County Libraries Open (via Daily Tidings) 

Pennsylvania

Parkland Community Library Working on Tax Question for November Ballot (via The Morning Call)

Texas

Denton: Data Supports Area Libraries’ Needs (via Record-Chronicle)

Washington

Library Interim Director Chosen in Port Townsend; Investigation Results Announced (via Peninsula Daily News)

Wisconsin 

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.