May 26, 2022

Public Library News Roundup (19 Stories from the U.S. and Canada)

Here’s a new roundup featuring public library news from around the U.S. and Canada.
All of these articles were published in the past ten days. Thanks to Matt Weaver for his help in preparing this post.


Ketchikan: Assembly votes to restore library funding (via KRBD)


Waterbury: City Worker Stole $170K from Library: Police (via NBC Connecticut)

District of Columbia

MLK Library Reconstruction Planning Now Moving Forward; Funding Issues to Delay (via The In Towner)


Couple Accused of Manufacturing Meth on Grounds of a Sarasota County Library Branch

Miami-Dade Considers Bringing Libraries to Parks in a Cost-Saving Move

Zephyrhills shaves $25,000 from cost of library (via The Tampa Tribune)


Statham County Votes to Slash Library Funding (via


Video: Bangor Public Library close to fundraising Goal (via WLBZ)


Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Nearly $1 Million Awarded for Planning and Design (via MBLC)


Warren: Detroit-area library shut amid bedbug infestation (via AP)


Great Falls: Library cutting hours, staff due to budget cuts (via Great Falls Tribune)

New York

Queens Library President Thomas Galante is trying to muzzle his board (via NY Daily News)

The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Receives Single Largest Individual Gift In Its History (via NYPL)

North Carolina

State Library Announces Federal Grants To Local Libraries (via


Mobius Library Lending Program to Include Tulsa City-County Public Library (via AP)


Guelph council asked to back proposed $43M plan for Baker Street library/campus development concept (Guelph Mercury)


Eugene: Main library’s Sunday hours clipped (The Register Guard)

Salem: City Council addresses library concerns (via the Statesman-Journal)


Chartiers-Houston library could close due to funding cuts (WPXI, Pittsburgh) 


Nashville Libraries Encourage People to Grow Food


$4 million for Central Library will yield new services (via


Waynesboro Library Adjusts to Funding Decreases (via WSHV)

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.