September 25, 2018

Public Library News Roundup


San Francisco Public Library Announces 2018 One City One Book – The Best We Could Do, An illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

Remodeled Space in the Berkeley Public Library Attracts People For its Informal, Comfortable Feel (via Berkleyside)


Broomfield Library System Will Go Fine-Free In 2019 (via The Daily Camera)

Denver Public Library Proposes Eliminating Fines Starting in 2019 (via ||| Additional Coverage (via Denver Post)


Chicago Public Library Announces Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? As New One Book, One Chicago Selection 

Chicago Public Library: Relocated Archive Opens History of Chicago and Its Parks to Residents (via Chicago Sun-Times)


Alexandria-Monroe Public Library: Library Really Needs People to Stop Sticking Googly Eyes on Book Covers (via  ||| Facebook Post Cited in Article


Library Trustees Nix Plan to Let Genealogy Files Remain at the Mason City Public Library.(via AP) & Mason City Library Rejects Genealogy Club Proposal, Grants Extension (via Globe Gazette)


KU Libraries, Lawrence Public Library Sponsor ‘Great American Read’ Events

New Library, Old Funding: Wichita Spends Less on Libraries than Most Cities (via Wichita Eagle)


‘One Book Baltimore’ Aims to Bring Community Together Through Reading (via WMAR)

New Hampshire

After Hopkinton Library Fire, Warehouse Fills With Damaged Books (via Concord Monitor)

New York

Snøhetta To Design a Sunset-Hued Library in Far Rockaway, Queens (via The Architect Newspaper)


Main Library in Downtown Toledo Closes For a One Year, $10.4 Million Renovation Project (via ABC 13)

Youngstown: Library Board Takes First Steps to Renovate Main Library (via The Vindicator)


With $7.1 Million Investment, Radnor Shows Suburban Libraries are Still Vital (via

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Invites Local Musicians to Submit Work For STACKS Online Music Platform

Rhode Island

Providence Public Library Undertakes Renovations (via The Brown Daily Herald)


Saskatoon Library Hires Outreach Workers to Meet Social Needs of Visitors (via CBC)


Permanent Women’s Suffrage Collection Approved For Nashville Library (via Nashville Public Radio)


Pierce County Library System Fronts Levy Bid (via Tacoma Weekly)


Last Updated: September 23, 2018

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