May 23, 2022

Public Library News Roundup (15 Stories from 14 States and Ontario)


Kodiak Library Sheds Books Ahead of Move (AP via Juneau Empire)
Audio report from KMXT also available.


Kendalville: Library trustees question building project cost, scope (via


Topeka And Shawnee County Library Opens New Kids Library (via WIBW)
Includes video!


Carter County: Library bids much too high


Lending traffic at Maine libraries shifting to e-books (via Morning Sentinel)


Shrewsbury shaves $2M from library project cost


St. Paul: Designs From LSE Architects of Minneapolis For a $13.5 million Renovation Aging Highland Park and Sun Ray Branch Locations (via Star-Tribune)

St. Paul selling landmark Arlington Hills Library and fire station on East Side (via Star-Tribune)

New York

Lewisboro: Library wants 3.3% budget hike (via Lewisboro Ledger)

North Carolina

Forsyth County: Central Library to stay in current location


Ashtabula County: Six County Libraries Now Part of CLEVNET Consortium


Windsor Public Library reinstates late fees (via The Windsor Star)
Fines return after 21 month no-fine policy.


Cumberland County: Midstate library system concerned about state funding drop (via The Sentinel)

South Carolina

Richland County: Richland Library Tax — Loan package calls for new Ballentine library (via The State)

West Virginia

Kanawha County: Library grant funding hit by court decision (via The Charleston Gazette)

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