October 9, 2015

infoDOCKET’s Public Library News Roundup (25 Stories from Around the U.S.)

Here’s a small curated collection of public library news items from around the U.S.

All of the following stories were published in the past 10 days. We hope you find it useful. Thanks to Matt Weaver for his assistance.


E-Reader Disappearances Put Stop to Palmer Library Lending (via Anchorage Daily News)


Sacramento libraries plan to boost services after voters approved new tax (via Sacbee.com/Merced Sun)


Public Libraries: Library21c Grand Opening Takes Place in Colorado Springs (Video)


Plans for SPC-Clearwater library alive (via TBNWeekly.com)

Statham library patrons to approach county about funding  (via Barrow County News)


Galesburg: Library final design nearly complete (via Galesburg.com)

Park Ridge library ready to advocate for referendum (via Park Ridge Herald-Advocate)


Take a peek inside soon-to-open expanded Lawrence Public Library (via Lawrence Journal-World)

Topeka Library defers CEO evaluation timeline (via CJOnline.com)


Port Huron: Callers rail against the library tax (via TheTimesHerald.com)

Kalamazoo: Man with gun at Kalamazoo library event raises open-carry concerns (via MLive.com)


Bay St. Louis requests that Hancock County take over funding of library system (via SunHerald.com)


Springfield-Greene County Library budget to top $20 million (via KSPR/KY3)

Webster Groves: Public Library To Cut Staff To Cover Expenses (via Webster-Kirkwood Times)

New York

Corning library’s $786K funding question to go before voters this fall (via StarGazette.net)

Potsdam: Libraries Balancing Budgets with Changing Needs (via TWCN.com, Central New York)

North Carolina

Video: Winterville Budget Cuts Library Funding In 3 Months (via WITN)


Euclid Library putting levy on November ballot (via News-Herald.com)


Washington County libraries, roads to receive a $430,000 supplemental budget this fiscal year (via The Oregonian)


Chartiers-Houston schools raise taxes, cut library funding (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Cumberland County: Libraries at a loss? System struggles from drop in out-of-county use revenues (via The Sentinel)

Washington: Trinity adopts 2014-15 budget, cuts library funding (Observer-Reporter.com)


Nashville: Metro Archives moving to downtown library (via The Tennesseean)


Eastern Shore Public Library withdraws funding request (via DelmarvaNow.com)


Seattle Central Library Gives World Cup Fans A Place To Cheer (via Seattle Weekly)

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