November 29, 2020

U.S. Public Library News Roundup: 19 Stories from 17 States

Almost all of the reports selected for this roundup are from the past week.

Alaska

Big Changes for Juneau Public Libraries (via Juneau Empire)

Arizona

Pima County: Reading Meets the Road with Library System’s New Bicycle Delivery (via Arizona Daily Star)

California

Contra Costa County residents tell StoryCorps why libraries are important to them (via Contra Costa Times)

Plans For New Hayward Library Move Forward (via The Daily Record, Contra Costa Times)

Colorado

Pitkin County: Library Officials Return From Failed Election with a Scaled-Back Vision (via Aspen Daily News)

Illinois

Downers Grove Library Unveils Designs for Interior Renovation (via Downers Grove Patch)

Indiana

Gary Library Hopes to Turn Page (via Post-Tribune)

Maine

Bangor Public Library Launches $1.3 Million Fundraising Campaign (via Bangor Daily News)

Massachusetts

State Library Board Denies Belmont’s Request to Move New Library Site (via Belmont Patch) 

Minnesota

One of St. Paul’s Oldest Libraries Going Up for Sale (via Pioneer-Press)

Missouri

Rolla Library Pays Off Debt (via Rolla Daily News)

New Jersey

East Greenwich Puts Library Referendum Vote on Hold (via NJ.com)

Pennsylvania

Wayne County: Libraries Operating At A Big Loss (via WNEP-TV)

Tennessee

Urban Libraries Council honors Chattanooga Public Library’s Corinne Hill (via Chattanoogan.com)

Texas

Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center receives $1 Million in state funds to address critical needs (via The Vindicator)

Washington

Kitsap Libraries Set Up Minecraft Server (via Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal)

7,000 Votes Select New Pierce County Library System Cards Designed by Kids (via The Bonney Lake & Sumner Courier-Herald)

Virginia

Arlington Public Library’s Renovations Include Digital Push (via The Washington Post)

Wisconsin

Appleton: City Hall, Library in Proposed Capital Budget (WHBY Radio)

About Gary Price

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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