July 24, 2014

Public Library News Roundup (19 Stories from the U.S. and Canada)

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Here’s a new roundup featuring public library news from around the U.S. and Canada.
All of these articles were published in the past ten days. Thanks to Matt Weaver for his help in preparing this post.

Alaska

Ketchikan: Assembly votes to restore library funding (via KRBD)

Connecticut

Waterbury: City Worker Stole $170K from Library: Police (via NBC Connecticut)

District of Columbia

MLK Library Reconstruction Planning Now Moving Forward; Funding Issues to Delay (via The In Towner)

Florida

Couple Accused of Manufacturing Meth on Grounds of a Sarasota County Library Branch

Miami-Dade Considers Bringing Libraries to Parks in a Cost-Saving Move

Zephyrhills shaves $25,000 from cost of library (via The Tampa Tribune)

Georgia

Statham County Votes to Slash Library Funding (via BarrowCountyNews.com)

Maine

Video: Bangor Public Library close to fundraising Goal (via WLBZ)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Nearly $1 Million Awarded for Planning and Design (via MBLC)

Michigan

Warren: Detroit-area library shut amid bedbug infestation (via AP)

Montana

Great Falls: Library cutting hours, staff due to budget cuts (via Great Falls Tribune)

New York

Queens Library President Thomas Galante is trying to muzzle his board (via NY Daily News)

The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Receives Single Largest Individual Gift In Its History (via NYPL)

North Carolina

State Library Announces Federal Grants To Local Libraries (via NCPolitialNews.com)

Oklahoma

Mobius Library Lending Program to Include Tulsa City-County Public Library (via AP)

Ontario

Guelph council asked to back proposed $43M plan for Baker Street library/campus development concept (Guelph Mercury)

Oregon

Eugene: Main library’s Sunday hours clipped (The Register Guard)

Salem: City Council addresses library concerns (via the Statesman-Journal)

Pennsylvania

Chartiers-Houston library could close due to funding cuts (WPXI, Pittsburgh) 

Tennessee

Nashville Libraries Encourage People to Grow Food

Texas

$4 million for Central Library will yield new services (via MySanAntonio.com)

Virginia

Waynesboro Library Adjusts to Funding Decreases (via WSHV)

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