February 25, 2021

Public Library News Roundup (20 Stories From Around the U.S. and Canada)

Alabama

Florence Library’s Collaboratory Brings Tech to the Public (via Times Daily)

Colorado

Denver Public Library Offers a Day of Hugs, Empathy to Fight Homelessness (via Westword)

Connecticut

Library Programs on Increase As Membership Statewide Decreases (via Norwich Bulletin)

Georgia

Atlanta City Council to Vote On Central Library Preservation (via WABE)

Illinois

Algonquin Library Board Moving Forward with $7.5 Million Expansion Plan (via The Daily Herald)

Arlington Heights Officials Debate New Library Branch (via Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Public Library Gets Millennials Interested With Beer Events And Parties (via Chicago Tribune)

Indiana

Muncie Public Library Goes Door to Door to Promote Early Literacy (via Star Press)

Oklahoma

Norman: Budget Proves Challenging for Library (via Norman Transcript)

Michigan

Traverse Area District Library Seeks Millage Renewal (via Traverse City Record Eagle)

New York

[Western New York] Libraries on Tap for $1.4M in State-Funded Work (via Buffalo Business First)

Ontario

Mississauga Library Workers Enter 3rd Week of Strike, Looking for ‘Living Wage’ (via CBC)

Ottawa Public Library Reveals 12 Potential Sites for Flagship Location (via CBC)

Windsor Public Library Promotes Drunken Spelling Bee (aka “The Buzzed Bee”)

Tennessee

Why Nashville Public Library Wants 5 New Branches (via The Tennessean)

South Carolina

Public Library Returns To Historically Black Columbia Neighborhoods After 40+ Years (via The State)

Hilton Head: Local Library Goes Viral Thanks to Pokemon Plans (via The Island Packet)

Washington

Renton:  Downtown Library wins Smart Communities Award (via Renton Reporter)

West Virginia

Martinsburg Mayor Calls on Library Commission to Address Concerns (Via The Herald Mail)

Wisconsin

Eastern Shores Library System (ESLS) and Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library Proposing Merger (via Sheboygan Press)

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.

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