May 24, 2022

infoDOCKET’s Public Library News Roundup (17 Stories from 12 States)

Here’s our latest roundup. Most of these stories were published in the past week.


San Francisco Library Urinator Damages $3,000 Worth of Books (NBC Bay Area)

To Keep Libraries Open, Santa Monica Begins Charging [Non-Residents] for Library Cards (via Santa Monica Lookout)


Geneva library board gets glimpse at ‘Vision for the 21st century’ (via Kane County Chronicle)

Rockford library lowers tax levy, increases budget (via Register Star)


Hiawatha Library Looks to Levy (via KGAN-TV, Video)


Few complain about censorship at Mass. libraries (via Boston Globe)

Eastham: New library would incorporate old one (via Wicked Local/Cape Codder)


Library Wary of Downtown Park Proposal (via Ann Arbor Chronicle)


Platte County, MO: Hey, where have all the books gone? (via The Landmark) 

New Jersey

For the sake of fairness, Somerset County library system makes payments to host towns (via Star-Ledger)

New Mexico

Alamogord: Library can’t afford new books (via KRQE-TV)


Columbus library board bans e-cigarettes (The Columbus Dispatch)


Lancaster County: City library, county system urged to iron out differences (via Lancaster Online)s

Long-awaited Pike County library opens doors (via Pocono Record)


Lubbock Libraries Board Questions IT Budget (via Lubbock Avalanche Journal)

Round Rock library construction on Nov. 5 ballot: City Seeks $23.2 Million (via Austin American-Statesman)


Fate of Highland library hangs in the balance (via Daily Herald)

Hat Tip and Thanks to Matt Weaver for his help with this week’s roundup.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.