July 20, 2018

Public Library News Roundup

Alberta

Calgary’s New Central Library Devotes $500k to Indigenous Public Art (via CBC)

Arizona

Phoenix Burton Barr Central Library Restoration Bill: $11.5 Million (via KJZZ)

Video: Phoenix Library Burton Barr Central Reopens after Flood and it Looks Beautiful (via KPNX)

British Columbia

Video: The Vancouver Public Library Has Worked To Open A Rooftop Garden For 23 Years. Where Is It? (via Global News)

California

Berkeley Public Library to End Late Fees for Teen and Adult Books (via Berkeleyside)

Commemorative Golden State Warriors Library Cards Offered in Oakland, S.F. (via CBS SF Bay Area) ||| Learn More via SF Gate

Los Angeles County Library System to Dramatically Upgrade Wi-Fi Access (via MyNewsLA)

San Francisco City Supervisor Wants To Build Housing on top of Public Libraries (via KGO/ABC)

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Roll Back Previous Decisions On Library Funding (Via Santa Maria Times)

Colorado

Jefferson County Public Library Narrows Candidates For Executive Director Position (Columbine Courier)

Infographic: Notable Quotable Facts About Colorado Libraries 2018 (via Colorado Library Research Service) ||| PDF Version

Pikes Peak Library District Arms Itself Against Overdoses (via Colorado Springs Independent)

District of Columbia

DC Public Library’s New Cleveland Park Branch Opens this Weekend (via CurbedDC)

Georgia

Three Local Libraries to Close After Funds Eliminated in Macon-Bibb Budget (via Macon.com)

Idaho

Boise Approves Draft Budget with $69m in Library Funding (via APNews.com)

Here’s Your First Look at What Boise’s New Library Might Look Like, Initial Drawings Released (via Idaho Statesman)

Iowa

Sergeant Bluff Opens First Official Public Library (via Sioux City Journal)

Kansas

Wichita’s New Advanced Learning Library Opens To Crowds…  (via Wichita Eagle)

Wichita’s Advanced Learning Library Taking New Approach To Children’s Area (via KMUW)

Maryland

Baltimore: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is Eliminating Overdue Fines for Customers on All Pratt-Owned Materials

Missouri

Mid-Continent Public Library’s $113 Million Upgrade Underway (via KCUR)

Some St. Louis County Libraries Offering Free Meals Starting Monday For Any Child Under 18; 15,000 Meals Served Last Year (via KSDK)

New Jersey

Budget Cuts to Vineland Public Library Cause Worry for Patrons (via SNJ Today)

New York

New Report: New York City’s Libraries Still Face Daunting Capital Needs (via Center For Urban Future)

Nova Scotia

Halifax Public Library Opens Book Vending Machine at the Halifax International Airport (via The Chronicle Herald)

Ohio

ADDED July 5, 2018

The Dayton Library Ended Late Fees. Here’s What Happened (via Dayton Daily News)

Columbus Metropolitan Library to Extend Branch Modernization Program, Trustees Vote to Begin Phase Two (via The Columbus Dispatch)

Ontario

New Video: Toronto Public Library Celebrates Pride 2018

New Windsor Central Library Site Chosen, But Not Revealed (via CTV)

Oregon

Multnomah County Library’s Library Music Project Goes Live, 123 Albums of Local Independent Music Now Available to Stream, Download
UPDATED June 12: Announcement From MUSICat (Tech Provider)

Wallowa County Library Future Uncertain (via The Observer)

Texas

ADDED June 20
Texas Public Libraries Thrive as they Evolve (via Houston Public Media)
Includes 4 minute radio segment.

State-of-the-Art Public Library Opens in Downtown Arlington (via NBCDFW.com)

Video and Text: Dallas Central Library: Changing With The Times, Better For All (via CBS DFW)

Utah

Former North Logan Library Director Pleads Guilty to Theft, Forgery (via Herald Journal)

Washington

Seattle Public Library and University of Washington Awarded $353k Federal Grant To Help Kids Co-Design Digital Activities (via GeekWire)

Wisconsin

Drag Queen Storytime Prompts Community Feedback, Beloit Public Library Says (via Channel 3000)

For More Public Library News, See Our Previous Roundup

Gary Price 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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