December 15, 2017

Public Library News Roundup

California

Rebuilt Downtown Menlo Park Library Could Sprout Some Homes (The Mercury News)

San Francisco Public Library Cardholders Now Have Access to Kanopy’s Streaming Film Service

Colorado

Jefferson County Public Library Partners with Local Breweries For “Stouts and Stories, Ales and Tales” Special Event (via The Denver Post)

Public Libraries Around Denver Putting Stock in Cannabis Collections (via Westword)

Florida

Non-Toxic Mold Closes St. Simons Library Until Wednesday (via Jacksonville.com)

Illinois

Deputy Director at Arlington Heights Library Departs Weeks After Executive Director Resigns (via Chicago Tribune)

Ex-Arlington Heights Library Deputy Director Says He Was Fired, Declined to Resign

Indiana

Indianapolis Public Library Reveals Contents From a 100-Year-Old Time Capsule (Indianapolis Star)

Kokomo: Library’s New Wi-Fi Policy Limits Nighttime Access (via Kokomo Tribune)

Kentucky

Louisville Free Public Library’s St. Matthews Branch Breaks Ground on $4.5 Million Expansion (via WDRB)

Massachusetts

At Boston Public Library, A New Outreach Position for the Homeless (via Boston Globe)

Michigan

Grand Rapids Library Tax Would Go to Expanded Programs, Future Plans (via MLive)

Grand Rapids Business Leaders Won’t Support Library Tax (via MLive)

Minnesota

Stunning New Library in North Minneapolis was Worth the 17-Year Wait (via Star-Tribune)

Nebraska

Gov. Ricketts Unveils Library Innovation Studios Makerspace Partnership (via Nebraska.gov) 

New York

The Brooklyn Public Library is Opening a New Space Dedicated to Gender Exploration (via TimeOut New York)

Jamestown: Funding To Library Cut In Half In Budget Plan (via The Post-Journal)

Oregon

Lake Oswego Public Library’s Has a New Book Sorting Machine (via Lake Oswego Review)

Video Report: Man Banned From Oregon Library After Hiding LGBTQ DVDs (via KBOI)

Texas

$600K Expenditure on CD’s Draws Questions For Fort Worth Library System (via WFAA)

Corpus Christi: Budget Cuts Cause Reduced Hours at The Janet F. Harte Public Library

Residents Divided Over LGBT Display at Temple Public Library (via Temple Daily Telegram)

Wisconsin

Former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl Gives $2 Million to Milwaukee Public Library Foundation (via BizTimes.com)

Takeover of Madison Libraries Happening 3 Times in 2018 (via Wisconsin State Journal)

Video: Milwaukee Public Library to Open Newest, Largest Neighborhood Library (via WTMJ)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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