May 6, 2021

Kansas: “Plan for Wichita’s New Central Library Gets Scaled Back”

From The Wichita Eagle: Wichita’s library board has a new, leaner plan for the proposed central library on the southwest corner of Second and McLean: Start smaller, serve targeted needs and grow the facility as needed. Today, that board will ask the Wichita City Council to pursue a scaled-down new library building to replace the […]

Public Libraries: Site for New Wichita Library May be Sitting Atop Oil Deposit

From The Wichita Eagle: The city of Wichita went looking for a new library site and may have struck oil. City officials confirmed Monday that they’re weighing the possibility of drilling on the proposed new library site at Second and McLean, after some of the city’s oil industry experts have indicated there may be “significant” […]

Kansas: Johnson County Library to Consider Closing Three Branches

Johnson County, KS borders Kansas City, MO and includes Overland Park, Leawood, Mission Hills, and others suburbs. From KansasCity.com: Johnson County Library officials are considering reducing hours at three branch libraries and possibly closing them altogether because of budget cuts, they announced Tuesday. The Johnson County Library Board on Thursday will discuss the library staff’s […]

College Press: "Kansas Libraries Lead Way in e-book Access"

The article includes several quotes from Jo Budler, Kansas State Librarian on the current state of eBooks in KS. It also includes comments from: Lea Currie, head of collection development at KU Libraries Sherri Turner, assistant director of the Lawrence Public Library From the University Daily Kansan: “We’ve had a contract with OverDrive since 2005, […]