May 19, 2022

Public Library News Roundup


Calgary Public Library Launches New Drag Storytelling Series (via

Morinville’s Public Library Seeks 56-Per-Cent Increase in Funding to Get Staff Compensation Up To Municipal Levels (via Edmonton Examiner)


Los Angeles: Central Library Exhibit Examines The Lives Of Those On Both Sides Of The U.S.-Mexico Border (via LA Times)

Tax to Fund Oakland Public Libraries Heads to June Ballot (via SFGate)


An Alachua County Library Branch  Has Reopened After a Nearly $2 Million Renovation (via The Independent Florida Alligator)


Moshe Safdie to Design Boise Public Library (via Architecture News) ||| Boise Hires Famed Architect to Design New Main Library (via Idaho Statesman) ||| Official News Release


Evanston: $10.5 Million Renovation of Downtown Library Must Wait (via Evanston Now)


Framingham Library Display Becomes Viral Sensation (via MetroWest Daily News)

Springfield Officials Praise $3.5 Million Renovation Project at Central Library Slated For Late-Summer Completion (via


Lawmaker Wants to Bring Anti-Overdose Medication to Michigan Libraries (via WZZM)


St. Paul: New Library Social Worker Will Help Patrons Access Mental Health Supports (via MinnPost)


Missouri Sec. of State Ashcroft Emphasizes Importance of Libraries During Budget Testimony (via Missourinet)

Video: There’s a Hidden Rroom in the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Library (via KSDK)


Expansion Approved! Omaha Public Library Board Approves Facilities Plan that Includes New Southwest Branch (via Omaha World-Herald)

New Jersey

East Brunswick Public Library Cuts Operating Hours (

Roxbury’s Public Library Can Learn from Local Pub, says Director (via TAPIntoRoxbury

New York

The Queens Library Will No Longer Offer Plastic Shopping Bags to Customers (via licpost) ||| Complete Queens Library Statement/News Release

North Carolina

A Sneak Peek at Downtown Durham’s New Main Library (via Duke University Libraries)


York County: Library System Cuts Hours, Reduces Purchases So County Can Spend More on Opioid Crisis (via York Daily Record)


New $29.8M Library, Plus Housing Complex Eyed in Downtown Appleton


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.