July 22, 2014

Public Library News Roundup (20 Stories from 15 States and British Columbia)

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Here’s our latest public library news roundup with reports from 15 states and British Columbia (we’re now going to include items from Canada).

All of these items were posted in the past week.

Finally, before the roundup begins we also posted a makerspace/library news roundup the other day.

It contains four stories and is available here. 

Public Library News Roundup

British Columbia

Vancouver Island Regional Library budget up seven per cent (via  Parksville Qualicum Beach News)

Vancouver Public Library launches Touch, a fundraiser to build library’s new digital lab (via Vancouver Sun)

California

Silicon Valley: Area Libraries seek decades of funding amid digital upheaval (via Mercury News)

Sonoma County:  City Council Hears New Plan for Library System (via Argus-Courier)

Connecticut

Westport: Library Drops ‘Public’ From Its Name (via Westport Now)
and
New chapter? Westport Library directors refocus on $30M reconstruction plan (via Westport News)

Florida

Pinellas County: Agreement Continues Pinellas Library Co-Op

Illinois

Evanston Public Library Pitches City’s Economic Development Committee on Creating Resource Center for Entrepreneurs (via Evanston Now)

Kansas

Lawrence library unveils banned books cards (via AP)

Topeka library gets $200K for bookmobile (via Capital-Journal)

Minnesota

In growing Hugo, library services under study (via Star-Tribune)

New Jersey

Somerset County Library System shortens loan period (via Messenger-Gazette)

Ohio

London: Library invests in STAR Plus program (via Madison Press)

Oregon

Washington County: Aloha Community Library on Track to Join County Library System (via The Oregonian)

Pennsylvania

Scranton woman helps library adapt to changing world (via Times-Tribune)

Texas

Longtime library employee begins new chapter as director of Corpus Christi’s library system (via The Caller)

San Antonio Public Library Considering Internet Filters (via KABB) and Coverage from KSAT

Washington

Library hinges on bond vote (via Spokesman Review)

Wisconsin

LaCrosse: Board hears case for closing library, suggestions for saving it  (via LaCrosse Tribune)

Madison:  A ‘new, hip place’: Renovated Central Library makes a splashy debut (via The Capital Times)

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