May 29, 2022

A New Public Library News Roundup is Now Available (26 Stories From the U.S. and Canada)

Here’s our latest roundup featuring a selection of public library stories from the U.S. and Canada.


Medicine Hat: Library staff pay increased through new collective agreement (via Medicine Hat News)


Fayetteville library’s future still unclear after city, court decisions (via Arkansas Online)


Alameda County: Librarian connects incarcerated youths to lesser-known writers (via Contra Costa Times)

Video: Marin Library bouncing back after recession (via KGO)

2 Placer County Libraries Face Closure (via Fox 40)

Sacramento Public Library is Formally Launching a “Library of Things” Today

San Jose libraries: Mayor Liccardo proposes full-time operation as city rebounds (via Mercury News)


Statewide: Looking to future, libraries revamp themselves to draw teens (via AP)


East Marietta Library could see $8.6M reconstruction (via The Marietta Daily Journal)


Lewes library withdraws $1M request, but still hopeful (via DelmarvaNow)


Video: Leaders hope Nampa Public Library will be a ‘destination’ (via KTVB)


Baton Rouge: Library Board members consider lowering tax in face of push by some Metro Council members seeking mental health tax (via The Advocate)


Southfield: City and library sell 2015 library bonds (via C&G Newspapers)


Video: Library Lovers Petition to Governor for More Funds for Books (via


Duluth: City Council Votes in Favor of Library Funding (via KQDS)


Video:  Flathead [County] library rebranding effort paying off (via KPAX)


Main Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library Will Close During Renovation


Ottawa Public Library Seeks Input on Building New Central Branch

Sachem: Library board to spend $174,990 on new material this year, Saved Community About $6.3 million in 2014 (via The Sachem & Glenbard Gazette) 

Toronto: City Council Votes to Restore $200,000 Cut From Library Budget (via


Barrett and Monroe Townships: Library Tax Doubles in Part of the Poconos (via

Philadelphia: Mayor Nutter Apologizes Again For Trying To Close Libraries (via CBS Philly/


Mordecai Richler gets his glory: Montreal renames library after him (via The Globe and Mail)

See Also: Public Library News Roundup (March 3, 2015)

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.