July 22, 2014

Public Library News Roundup (26 Stories From 19 States/1 Province)

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We hope you find this roundup useful. All of these stories were published online in the past 10 days.

Arizona

Library Bills Causes Concern about Closures, Cuts to Branches

California

Marin library tax headed for June ballot (via Marin Independent Journal)

Moreno Valley: Library services expanding under private company (via Press-Enterprise)

Florida

Jacksonville: Leaders work to figure out library tax impact (via ActionNewsJax.com)

Illinois

Niles library unveils $5 million renovations to the public (via The Bugle)

Indiana

Indianapolis Public Library Releases Strategic Plan Review 2015-2020

Idaho

Fuding: More Idahoans are Using Their Libraries, Relying on Them for Internet Access

Iowa

Cedar Rapids:  Running a $46-million, “world-class” library costs money, too (via The Gazette)

Sioux City: Library branch on the chopping block (via KTIV)

Maine

Digitizing local history for efficiency and preservation (via Bangor Daily News)

Massachusetts

Upgrades stall Cape Codders’ online library access (via The Register)

Library Advocates Call for Funding, Legislative Support (via iBerkshires)

Michigan

Birmingham to decide whether to put library millage on ballot (via Observer and Eccentric)

Montana

Flathead library re-branding a success (via KPAX)

Nebraska

Scottsbluff: Local library gains LEED Certification (via KOTA)

New Jersey

N.J. lawmakers hope tax-return bill helps libraries (via Philadelphia Inquirer)

Paterson approves library contract with health benefits for part-timers (via NorthJersey.com)

New York

Library chief Thomas Galante has $143G SIDE job! (via NY Daily News)

Queens Library Chairman and CEO Testifies at NYC City Council Hearing

Ohio

Columbus library growing amid digital age (via The Columbus Dispatch)

Audio: Columbus Library’s No. 1 Project: Third Grade Reading Preparedness (via WOSU)

Ontario

Why Toronto libraries have jumped on the anti-Valentine’s bandwagon (via Globe and Mail)

Toronto: Reference Library Unveils 3D Printers, Is Cooler Than Indigo (via Torontoist)

Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh Metro: Libraries seek ideas for remaining relevant (via Tribune-Review)
A new website is also discussed.

South Carolina

Richland County: Library’s wireless Internet popular after hours (via The State)

West Virginia

School board wary of second library levy attempt (Sunday Gazette-Mail)

Wisconsin

Group forming to study multimillion dollar library outside of Racine (via The Journal Times)

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