May 21, 2022

Public Library News Roundup (25 Stories From 13 States, 2 Provinces)

Here’s a new infoDOCKET public library news roundup with a selection of stories from the U.S. and Canada. All of these stories were published in the past two weeks.

We hope you find the roundup interesting and useful.

National (U.S)

Rankings: Top 25 Library Foundations (Public), New Research Shows Assets of $2.5 Billion


Free Edmonton Public Library Cards Will Continue (via Edmonton Journal)


Library Set for Revamp: Burlingame Foundation Raising Money for Modern Features (via The Daily Journal)

San Francisco Public Library Proposes New Code of Conduct With Penalties

Santa Monica Hires New City Librarian (via Santa Monica Lookout)


Gwinnett County: Library Board of Trustees Approves Salary Increase (via Gwinnett Daily Post)


Baltimore: Maryland Board of Public Works Approves $4.8 Million to Complete Design Plans For Renovation of Central Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library

Prince George’s County Executive Proposes More Sunday Hours for Libraries (via Washington Post)


Libraries Press to End Reduced Funding (via  Worcester Telegram & Gazette)


Library Director Sounds Alarm on Heroin Use in Downtown Ann Arbor library (via


Library Lovers Make Plea to Save two St. Louis County branches (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

New Hampshire

Dan Brown Donates to New No. Hampton Library (via Seacoast Online)

Falmouth to Loan Library $283K for Expansion

New York

Buffalo: Library hopes to again avoid budgeted funding cut (via WBFO)\

Book-Loving New Yorker Writes Surprise Ending, Donates $6 Million to The New York Public Library (via NYPL)

Queens Library Director Thomas Galante Questioned at NYC Council Library Budget Hearing

Nova Scotia

Halifax Central Library Lure for New Chief Librarian Job: New Boss Will Face Budget Cuts (via CBC)


Library Consortium in Central Ohio Expands Again (via Columbus Dispatch)

New Dublin Public Library Will Be Twice Current Size (via ThisWeek Community News)


Tulsa Libraries See Fewer Visits as E-Traffic, Circulation Rise


Eugene Public Library Updates Rules For Visitors’ Behavior (via The Register-Guard)


Montgomery County: Library Funding Once Again on the Agenda (via Montgomery News)

State College: Schlow Centre Regional Library to Close for One Week Due to Lack of Funds (via

West Virginia

Kanawha County Library Trying for Excess Levy Again (via WSAZ)

Thanks to Matt Weaver for his help with this 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.