November 30, 2015

Public Library News Roundup (30 Stories from U.S. and Canada)

Here’s our latest public library news roundup with a selection of 30 stories from the past 11 days. Reports come from 17 states and 2 provinces.

We hope you find it useful.

Thanks to Matt Weaver for his contributions.

infoDOCKET’s Public Library News Roundup

British Columbia

Vancouver City Council Approves New Library (via Vancouver Sun)


Palo Alto Library Project Still Dogged By Poor Workmanship (via The Daily News/SJ Mercury News)

Judge Transfers $480,000 in Recovered Fraud Funds to Sacramento Public Library


Audit: Emancipation Docs, Libraries in Denver Library Collection at Risk (via Denver Post)

Douglas County, CO Libraries E-Book Model, Jamie LaRue Featured in Denver Post Article


Gwinnett County Public Library Receives Two State Grants (via Gwinnett Daily Post)


Decatur: Library Board Approves New Budget, Drastic Cuts Made (via WAND)

Orland Park: Library alters computer policy (via Southtown Star)

Rockford Public Library’s Nordlof Center Opens (via WIFR)


Topeka Library CEO Gets 3 Percent Raise (via Capital-Journal)


Northern Kentucky Library Lawsuit May Lead to Cuts Throughout State (


East Baton Rouge: Goodwood Library Designed to Meet Evolving Modern Demands (via The Advocate)
New $35 million library will open early in 2014.

Lafourche Parish Voters Reject Proposal to Rededicate Portion of Library Milage


City of Winnipeg Looks at Increasing Library Spending in 2014 budget (via Metro)


Regional Library Contracts with Polaris for New Library Catalog (via Southern Maryland Online)


$130,000: Grand Rapids Public Library Boosts Director Pay Scale (via

Michigan Libraries Strained by Budget Cuts

Michigan Supreme Court Will Not Hear Capital Area District Library’s Appeal of Gun Policy

Spring Lake District Library: Library Levy in Limbo (via Grand Haven Tribune)


Kristen Sorth Named New Director of the St. Louis County Library

New Jersey

Princeton University Donates $100,000 to Princeton Public Library

New York

New York Public Library Endowment Sets a Record

Orangetown Cuts Library Funding in ’14 Despite Public Opposition (via Nyack-Piermont Patch)


Sandusky: Libraries Open Book on New Revenue (via Sandusky Register)

Southwest Public Libraries Ask For Help from Ohio’s Congressional Delegation re: Access to Ebooks


Salem City Council accepts funding for library (via Statesman Journal)


Cumberland County Library System Seeks Tax Increase to Maintain Services (via The Sentinel)

Pittston Manager Says Council Can Still Change Budget, Restore Library Funding (via The Times-Tribune)


Manchester: Library Seeks Funding Boost  (via Manchester Journal)


“Fairfax County Libraries Will Stop Tossing Materials, Drop Changes that Would Have Reduced Staff”

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