February 24, 2021

Public Library News Roundup: A Selection of 16 Reports From Canada and U.S.

The following roundup contains articles published in the past 10 days.

California

Brentwood Seeks Another $1.3 Million for Library Project (via East County Today)

Glendale Central Library Prepares to Turn a New Page as $15-Million Renovation Project Nears Completion (via LA Times)

San Francisco Public  Library Owed $4.5 Million In Overdue Fines; Amnesty Period Proposed (via SF Examiner)

District of Columbia

DCPL Will Expand Neighborhood Library Hours During MLK Construction (via DCist)

Illinois

Attorney General Says Aurora Library Board Held Illegal Closed Meeting (via Beacon-News/Chicago Tribune)

Iowa

Bettendorf Library Reopens, Looks ‘Good as New’ After Extensive Water Damage (via Quad City Times)

Connecticut

New Milford Library Plans Unveiled (via The News-Times)

Maine

So. Maine Area Libraries Link Up, Expand Collection (via Fosters.com)

Minnesota

New Program Offers Digital Library Cards to St. Paul Students (via KSTP)

New York

Jamestown: Funding Cuts Likely To Hurt Library Programs (via The Post-Journal)

Ontario

Essex County Library Administration Restricts Delegations, Speakers at Board Meetings (via Windsor Star)

The Financial Post and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad anti-Toronto Library Op-ed (via Torontoist)

Ottawa: Proposed Library Budget Includes Business Case for Rosemount Branch (via Ottawa Community News)

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon: Libraries Seek Budget Boost (via StarPhoenix)

Wisconsin

La Crosse Public Library to Cut Hours Starting in 2017 (via News8000.com/WKBT)

Yukon

Yukon Libraries Now Offer Some (Artificial) Sunshine (via CBC)

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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