Public Library News Roundup: 28 Stories From 16 States and 2 Provinces
Here’s a selection of recent public library news reports from around the U.S. and Canada since we shared our last roundup two weeks ago.
Statewide: Brown’s Library Web Plan May Not Work, California Analyst Says (via Bloomberg Businessweek/Bloomberg News)
Merced: Four library branches to close in Merced County (via McClatchy)
Monterey County library foundation gets $100,000 grant (via KION)
Santa Clara Library District Begins to Provide Access to Episodic Fiction From JukePop’s Self-Published Authors
South Lake Tahoe: Library tax measure on June ballot
Chicago Public Library Increases Broadband Access Through its Innovative “Hotspot at Home” Program; lending service will also include laptops and digital skills training (via Librarian by Day)
Naperville: Idea Lab opens at 95th Street Library (via Naperville Sun)
Plainville Library offering email printing service (via WickedLocal.com)
Springfield library officials hope for increased state aid, but pleased to have $204,233 this year (via MassLive/The Republican)
Appleton Library Unveils Future Site Plans (via WBAY)
La Crosse students hold ‘sit-in read-a-thon’ to save library (via WKBT)
Many thanks to Matt Weaver for his help in preparing this news roundup.
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