May 24, 2022

Roundup: 33 Public Library News Reports From the U.S. and Canada

Here’s a new roundup featuring a selection of public library news reports published in the past ten days.


A Food Truck for the Brain! Edmonton Public Library Releases Video Commercial for EPL2Go

Edmonton: EPL sees explosion of digital content and e-Usage (via


Arizona’s State Library issues more than half-million dollars in grants statewide (via Arizona Sec. of State)

Pima County: County libraries to remain open for time being as board orders study (via Tucson Local Media)

Pima County leaders continue to discuss future of county libraries (via KVOA)


Fayetteville Public Library looking for ways to get out of debt Tuesday (via KHBS/KHOG)

Small-Town Libraries Struggle to Stay Open When Funding is Short

British Columbia

Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch celebrates 20 years (via CBC)


Alameda County Library Board Finds Alternative to Trashing Books

Contra Costa County: East County libraries see facility improvements (via Contra Costa Times)

Kern County: Library Union Illustrates Their Opposition to Privatization

Kern County: Library privatization talk draws concerns (Tehachapi News)


Hall County: Library System Seeks Additional $200K From County as State Continues To Slash Budget

Henry County library system seeks more funding in county budget (via Henry Daily Herald)

Newton County to seek library repair funds from city of Covington (via Newton Citizen)


Old Aurora Public Library building closes for good (via Chicago Tribune)

DeKalb library expansion moves forward (via Daily ( Chronicle)


Cedar Rapids Public Library puts up unusual public art (via The Gazette)


Lawrence Public Library’s latest numbers show new facility ranks well statewide (via Lawrence Journal-World)


Winthrop: Expanded library’s hours may be cut in half due budget cut (via WGME)


Pratt Library Gets Grant After Staying Open Despite Riots


Amherst: Proposed renovation and expansion wouldn’t harm garden, historic elements of building (via Amherst Bulletin)

Rembrandt, Dürer Works Valued at More than $600,000 Missing from Boston Public Library

Budget boost to Medford Public Library long overdue (via


World-renown library consultant sets his sights on Birmingham library (via

Michigan Libraries Offer Free Passes to Hundreds of State Parks, Recreation & Cultural Destinations (via WXYZ)

New Jersey

West Orange library joins BCCLS consortium, expands accessibility (via Essex News Daily)

New York

Elmont wins library service vote (via Newsday)

New York City: City’s Library Systems Mobilize to Fight Proposed Budget Cuts (via NY1)

Milestones: The 100th Branch of the Toronto Public Library is Now Open


Crook County: Crook library deals with e-book demand (via Bend Bulletin)


Old Dallas library will become new downtown office digs (via Dallas Morning News)

San Antonio Public Library Opens 6,000 Sq. Ft. Teen Library Inside Central Branch


Vermont’s State Librarian Reports on a 14.7 % Cut to State Appropriation For Libraries

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