December 4, 2020

Public Library News Roundup

Last Updated on August 24, 2019

California

City Librarian Appoints Maureen Singleton as San Francisco Public Library

Idaho

Boise Pumps the Brakes on Building a New Library (via Boise State Public Radio)

Illinois

Chicago Shows How Public Housing and Libraries Can Coexist And Be Visually Stunning. Now We Need More Of Them.” (via Chicago Tribune)

Grant Awarded to Chicago Public Library Foundation to Fund ‘Experience Labs’ In Eight City Libraries (via Chicago Sun-Times)

Waukegan Public Library Unveils Ray Bradbury Statue on ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Author’s Birthday (via Lake County News-Sun/Chicago Tribune)

Indiana

Indy Public Library Book Bike Brings Free Books to the Community (via Indianapolis Star)

Maine

Portland Public Library Adds Social Worker to Staff (Video; via WMTW)

Massachusetts

Ranking Libraries: Meet Greg Peverill-Conti and Adam Zand and Learn About Their “Library Land Project” (via Milford Daily News)

Michigan

Flint Public Library Proposes $12.6 Million Bond For Renovations (MLive)

New York

Neverending Story: Brooklyn Library Revamp Drags 14 Years (via The City)
Note: Also published by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Ohio

Cincinnati: “Library Wait Times For E-Books, E-Audiobooks are About To Get Longer” (via WVXU)

Columbus Metropolitan Library to Enhance Digital Collection With $25,000 Grant (The Daily Reporter)

Local Libraries Combat Attempt To Limit Access To E-Books, Digital Material (via Dayton Daily News)

Pennsylvania

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Staff Members Vote to Unionize (via Post-Gazette)

Library Has Become Crucial ‘Access Point’ For Pa. Urban Residents Unable to Afford Wireless” (via PennLive)

Tennessee

New West Memphis Library Set For Groundbreaking (Video; via WMC)

Texas

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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