January 21, 2022

Public Library News Roundup (44 Items From Around the U.S and Canada)

What follows below is a selection of 44 public library news items from around the U.S. and Canada that were published throughout February and during the first three days of March 2015. An overwhelming majority of these items have not been shared on infoDOCKET to this point.

We hope you find at least a few of these items interesting and useful.


Security Staff Triples at Calgary’s Central Library


Phoenix Libraries Chasing Vanishing Readers Online


Fayetteville Library Committee Nears Plan for More Revenue (via Arkansas Online)

Fort Smith Library Foot Traffic Down, Digital Downloads Up (via Times Record)


Berkeley’s West Branch First ‘Net Zero’ Library in the State (via Berkeleyside)

Monterey County: Two Library ‘Branchlets’ Open in Castroville (The Californian)

Palo Alto: Library Foundation to Fold (via Daily News/San Jose Mercury News)

Palo Alto Branch Reopens with New Name, New Features (via Palo Alto Online)


New Cannan: Plan calls for new library building (via New Canaan Advertiser)

Trumbull: Owner Of Controversial Painting Speaks Out on Its Removal (via Trumball Times)
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Weston Library Set For Major Renovation Project (via Weston Easton Daily Voice)


Jacksonville Libraries Shouldn’t Expect Help From Mayoral Winner (via Florida Times-Union)

Lake [County] Proposes ‘Status Quo’ Library Budget (via Orlando Sentinel)


Meridian Library First Public Library In Nation To Use New Technology (via KIVI)


Crystal Lake: Library Books Remain Relevant to Readers in Digital World (via NW Herald)

Elgin: Roku Available at Gail Borden Library (via The Daily Herald)


Statewide: Libraries Cheer Restored Funding for Inspire Database (via Chicago Tribune)

Muncie: Library restores some previously cut hours (via The Star Press)


Statewide: State Library lends Wi-Fi hotspot devices to patrons (via Topeka Capital Journal)

Library in Johnson County kicks off major renovations (via Fox4KC.com)


New Statistics Released: Kentucky’s Public Libraries Saw “Unprecedented” Use During 2014


Video: New Orleans Public Library Hopes to Avert Financial Crisis


Takoma Park Considers Library Updates  (via The Sentinel)


Berkley, Not Berkeley? Library Scores Misspelled Buttons

Muskegon: Storyville Library Project gets $50K for construction from Consumers Energy (via MLive.com)


Omaha: Executive Director Named for All-Digital Library Coming on Old Borders Bookstore (via Omaha World-Herald)

New Hampshire

Libraries, town halls added to NH State Register of Historic Places (via NH Dept. of Cultural Resources)

New Jersey

Reopening Eyed for Hillside Library, Shuttered Since 2013 Flood (via NJ.com)

Trenton Public Library Opens a Library “Outpost” at Area YMCA (via NBC Philadelphia)

New York
Queens Library President Reports Capital Funding Needs (via The Forum)

North Carolina

Library Hopes For A Police Presence (Mooresville Tribune)


Grand Opening of Cleveland Digital Public Library (ClevDPL)

Way Public Library Doubles Daily Fine For Overdue Items (via The Blade)


Guelph’s Main Library is Straining at the Seams (via Guelph Mercury)

Ottawa: Library Already Warns About Deficit in 2015 (via Ottawa Sun)

A Series of Illustrations Featuring Every Single Branch of the Toronto Public Library (via Laughing Squid)

Windsor Libraries CEO and Police Investigate After Reports of Live Internet Sex Shows Hosted From Two Branches (via National Post)


Little Help For Libraries in Gov. Wolf’s Budget Plan (via PennLive.com)


Founder of Bexar BiblioTech All-Digital Public Library Publishes Book (Video Interview)


Salt Lake City: Librarians Visit Low-Income Children In SLC to Promote Literacy (via KSL)

West Virginia

Keyser: Library Again Facing Deficit In Funding; Asks Commissioners for Help (Mineral News Daily-Tribune)


Door County: Library’s Proactive Approach Gets Books Back Faster (Door County Daily News)

Madison Public Library Discussed on Local Television (via CW57)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.