September 25, 2021

Public Library News Roundup (15 Reports from the U.S. and Canada)

Arkansas

Fayetteville Library to Boost Budget for Materials, Growth (via NW Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Connecticut

Connecticut State Library Awards Construction Grants

E.C. Scranton Memorial Library in Madison Proposes $15M Expansion (via New Haven Register)

Georgia

Gwinnett County Library Adds Weekend ‘Self-Access’ Hours (via AJC)

Illinois

Crystal Lake Library Board Considering Options After Failed Referendum (via MySuburbanLife.com)

Effingham Library Adds Book Vending Machine (via WCIA)

Evanston Public Library Books About Islam Defaced With Swastikas, Racial Slurs

Iowa

Library Thanks Des Moines Community for Ongoing Support (via Des Moines Register)

Manitoba

Winnipeg Libraries Boast Big Plans For 2017 and Hefty List of Late Fines (via Winnipeg Metro)

New Jersey

[Atlantic] County Library Systems Face Taxing Dilemmas (via Press of Atlantic City)

New York

A Bronx Librarian Keen on Teaching Homeless Children a Lasting Love of Books (via The NY Times)

Ontario

Toronto City Librarian Releases Statement on Hate Graffiti Found on Library Property

Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Public Library Dedicates Space for Truth and Reconciliation

Utah

New Library Opens in Polygamous Town on Utah-Arizona Border (via AP)

Wisconsin

La Crosse Library Cutting Hours was Inevitable, Despite a Raise For Employees (via WIZM)

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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