September 18, 2014

U.S. Public Library News Roundup: 18 Stories from 14 States

share save 171 16 U.S. Public Library News Roundup: 18 Stories from 14 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 except where noted.

Alabama

Florence: Unpaid fines leave libraries suffering (via TimesDaily)

Arizona

La Paz County: New committee formed to explore library district (via Parker Pioneer)

California

Santa Maria Library benching its benches (via Santa Maria Times)

Santa Clara County: Library parcel tax measure up for renewal (via San Jose Mercury News/Community Newspapers)

Florida

Saint Petersburg C0llege, Clearwater to work out funding on joint library (via Tampa Bay Times)
July 19, 2013

Illinois

Champaign library funding picture unclear (via News-Gazette) 

Franklin Park: Library wraps up Hulk transfer (via Franklin Park Herald-Journal)

Indiana

Gary Library Board still awaiting renovation bids (via Post-Tribune)

Iowa

Hole in the Wall: Car Accident Closes Emerson Library (No Timeline When Building Will Reopen)
via KMALand

Massachusetts

Watertown library director explains new collection development policy (via Boston.com)
July 22, 2013  

Minnesota

Inver Grove Heights library to expand (via Pioneer Press)

Ohio

Columbus: Library launches $120M building program with Driving Park groundbreaking (via Columbus Business Journal)

Oregon

Jackson County: Backers launch library ‘district’ plan (via Mail Tribune)

St. Helens: Sprinkler system leak leaves library closed (via The Chronicle)

Texas

Denton: Libraries Making Do With Money (via Denton Record-Chronicle)
$39,000 budget cut planned.

Wisconsin

Appleton: Editorial: More billing isn’t best answer for library war (via Post-Crescent) 

Marshfield: Library plans scaled back (via Marshfield News Herald)

Wyoming

Jackson Hole: Library could cut hours (via JHNewsandGuide.com)
July 23, 2013

See Also: Last Week’s Roundup

share save 171 16 U.S. Public Library News Roundup: 18 Stories from 14 States
Gary Price About Gary Price

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.