November 29, 2015

Public Library News Roundup: 21 Reports from the U.S. and Canada

Here’s our latest roundup with a selection of public library news items from the past two weeks.  We hope you find it useful.


Ketchikan Assembly Cuts Library Funding (Alaska Public Media)


Glendale to spend up to $50,000 on library scofflaw (via

British Columbia

First Nations in B.C. gain libraries thanks to judge, ex-officer  (via CBC)


San Bernardino city manager recommends closing library branches (via The Sun)

San Jose’s Measure B: Voters overwhelmingly approve library tax extension (via Contra Costa Times)

Canada (National)

No more silence in the library (via The Barrie Examiner)


Hartford-Area Libraries To Get New Digital Catalog System (via CTNow)


More Than $850,000 Due In Late Fees To Live Oak Public Libraries (via WSAV, Savannah)


Indianapolis Public Library begins plans to pull branch out of Glendale mall (via IBJ)


Iowa City Library welcomes interactive touch table (via Iowa City Press-Citizen)


Libraries and parks underperform on payday in Miami-Dade (via The Miami Herald)

Raymond Santiago, Director of Miami-Dade Public Library System, Announces Retirement Effective August 1, 2014 (via The Miami Herald)


More Than $850,000 Due In Late Fees To Live Oak Public Libraries (via WSAV-TV, Savannah)


South Lake Tahoe Library Funding Tax Up For Renewal (via Capital Public Radio)

New Jersey

Jersey City library officials aim to raise $3 million for upgrades, restoration

New York

New York City Public Library Systems Requesting an Additional $65 Million in City Funding For FY15, Grassroots Advocacy Campaign Launched

Queens Library head Thomas Galante boasts a third job on his profile (via NY Daily News)


Tulsa City-County Library Launches Fundraising Campaign (via Greater Tulsa Area Reporter)


Library bridges city’s digital divide (via Portland Tribune)


Carnegie Library teams with Allegheny County Jail inmates for unique programs (via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Paytime data breach scope includes libraries in three counties (via
Cumberland, Dauphin and York are the three counties.

Allegheny County Tax dedicated to library gets mixed voter results (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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