May 22, 2022

Public Library News Roundup


Video: Calgary’s New Central Library Enters Final Phase of Construction Under Budget (via GlobalNews)


L.A. Public Library Mural Project Looks at a Visual Language that Transcends Borders (via LA Times)

Oakland Public Library (Central) Vandalized with Graffiti (via KRON)
Includes video.

District of Columbia

Increased Funding Allows DC Public Library to Add Hours on Select Holidays


Miami-Dade Public Libraries are Open But Internet Access Remains Unavailable (via Miami Herald)


Naperville Library May Reduce Hours If $599k Budget Hike Shot Down By Council (via Naperville Sun/Chicago Tribune)


St. Joseph County Library (Downtown Location) Plans Renovations (via WSBT)


Baltimore: Pratt Library Accused of Pay Inequality For Women (via Baltimore Sun) ||| Direct to Full Text of Complaint (9 pages; PDF.)


Boston: Needles on Floor of Library Bathroom Highlight Opioid Problem (Video + Text; via WCVB)


New Jersey

Privatization of the Vineland Public Library Will Be Discussed at Meeting Later this Week (via SNJ)


Nova Scotia

Halifax Central Library to Get $200K AV Upgrade Only Three Years After Opening (via GlobalNews)


Canada: New Plan To Police Porn At Ottawa Public Library


Clackamas County, Gladstone Resolve Library Dispute (via Portland Tribune)

South Dakota

Aberdeen Opens New $8 Million Public Library (via Aberdeen American News, AP)


Two Harris County Public Library Branches Closed Indefinitely Due to Flooding Caused by Hurricane Harvey (via Houston Chronicle)


Vermont’s Smallest Library Reopens (via

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