May 22, 2022

Public Library News Roundup (15 Stories from the U.S. and Canada)


Sonoma County Library patrons, advocates pinning hopes on Measure M (via The Press Democrat)


Delaware Libraries Debut Inspiration Space (Via NewsWorks)


Indianapolis: Library plans $59M in new branches, upgrades (via Indianapolis Business Journal)


Library Board will seek approval to purchase building for outreach center (via The Advocate)


Annapolis library to remain on West Street (via Eye on Annapolis)

New Jersey

‘Digital divide:’ North Jersey library usage shows gap in home Internet (via

New York

Albany Area: Late fees overdue for a change (via Times Union)

Corning: Library funding proposal passes, 2,648-1,812 (via The Leader)

New York City: After Queens scandal, bills introduced to open up books at city libraries (via NY Daily News)

Nova Scotia

Library of the Future to Open in Halifax (Kewlona Now)


Cleveland Digital Public Library Will Offer High-Tech Scanning For The Masses (via Freshwater Cleveland)


Southeast Nashville opens cutting-edge library, rec center  (via The Tennessean)


Brattleboro: Understanding the library’s Internet usage (via Brattleboro Reformer)


Woman charged for torching books at Tacoma library (via KING 5)


Sheboygan: Library boards seek input on ‘non-libraried’ fees (via Sheboygan Press)

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.