May 28, 2022

Public Library News Roundup (26 Stories From 19 States/1 Province)

We hope you find this roundup useful. All of these stories were published online in the past 10 days.


Library Bills Causes Concern about Closures, Cuts to Branches


Marin library tax headed for June ballot (via Marin Independent Journal)

Moreno Valley: Library services expanding under private company (via Press-Enterprise)


Jacksonville: Leaders work to figure out library tax impact (via


Niles library unveils $5 million renovations to the public (via The Bugle)


Indianapolis Public Library Releases Strategic Plan Review 2015-2020


Fuding: More Idahoans are Using Their Libraries, Relying on Them for Internet Access


Cedar Rapids:  Running a $46-million, “world-class” library costs money, too (via The Gazette)

Sioux City: Library branch on the chopping block (via KTIV)


Digitizing local history for efficiency and preservation (via Bangor Daily News)


Upgrades stall Cape Codders’ online library access (via The Register)

Library Advocates Call for Funding, Legislative Support (via iBerkshires)


Birmingham to decide whether to put library millage on ballot (via Observer and Eccentric)


Flathead library re-branding a success (via KPAX)


Scottsbluff: Local library gains LEED Certification (via KOTA)

New Jersey

N.J. lawmakers hope tax-return bill helps libraries (via Philadelphia Inquirer)

Paterson approves library contract with health benefits for part-timers (via

New York

Library chief Thomas Galante has $143G SIDE job! (via NY Daily News)

Queens Library Chairman and CEO Testifies at NYC City Council Hearing


Columbus library growing amid digital age (via The Columbus Dispatch)

Audio: Columbus Library’s No. 1 Project: Third Grade Reading Preparedness (via WOSU)


Why Toronto libraries have jumped on the anti-Valentine’s bandwagon (via Globe and Mail)

Toronto: Reference Library Unveils 3D Printers, Is Cooler Than Indigo (via Torontoist)


Western Pennsylvania/Pittsburgh Metro: Libraries seek ideas for remaining relevant (via Tribune-Review)
A new website is also discussed.

South Carolina

Richland County: Library’s wireless Internet popular after hours (via The State)

West Virginia

School board wary of second library levy attempt (Sunday Gazette-Mail)


Group forming to study multimillion dollar library outside of Racine (via The Journal Times)

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