November 27, 2015

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

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


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


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


Rabun County Library Faces Budgets Cuts, Seeks Support for Upcoming Commission Meeting (via


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

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


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


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


Campbell County: Library Sees Record Number of Visitors this Summer (via

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


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) 


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


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


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


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