August 29, 2014

infoDOCKET’s Public Library News Roundup (17 Stories from 12 States)

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Here’s our latest roundup. Most of these stories were published in the past week.

California

San Francisco Library Urinator Damages $3,000 Worth of Books (NBC Bay Area)

To Keep Libraries Open, Santa Monica Begins Charging [Non-Residents] for Library Cards (via Santa Monica Lookout)

Illinois

Geneva library board gets glimpse at ‘Vision for the 21st century’ (via Kane County Chronicle)

Rockford library lowers tax levy, increases budget (via Register Star)

Iowa

Hiawatha Library Looks to Levy (via KGAN-TV, Video)

Massachusetts

Few complain about censorship at Mass. libraries (via Boston Globe)

Eastham: New library would incorporate old one (via Wicked Local/Cape Codder)

Michigan

Library Wary of Downtown Park Proposal (via Ann Arbor Chronicle)

Missouri

Platte County, MO: Hey, where have all the books gone? (via The Landmark) 

New Jersey

For the sake of fairness, Somerset County library system makes payments to host towns (via Star-Ledger)

New Mexico

Alamogord: Library can’t afford new books (via KRQE-TV)

Ohio

Columbus library board bans e-cigarettes (The Columbus Dispatch)

Pennsylvania

Lancaster County: City library, county system urged to iron out differences (via Lancaster Online)s

Long-awaited Pike County library opens doors (via Pocono Record)

Texas

Lubbock Libraries Board Questions IT Budget (via Lubbock Avalanche Journal)

Round Rock library construction on Nov. 5 ballot: City Seeks $23.2 Million (via Austin American-Statesman)

Utah

Fate of Highland library hangs in the balance (via Daily Herald)

Hat Tip and Thanks to Matt Weaver for his help with this week’s roundup.

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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.