January 19, 2022

Michigan Court of Appeals to Consider Legal Challenge to Lansing Library Weapons Ban

From Michigan Radio: The Capital Area District Library has a very simple policy: “All weapons are banned from Library premises by the fullest extent permitted by law” [Clip] Dean Greenblatt is the attorney for Michigan Open Carry. He says the library authority does not have the legal right under state law to ban weapons. Greenblatt […]

Michigan: Royal Oak Library Cutting Hours, Upping Fines

From The Daily Tribune: Library hours will be reduced starting Monday and fines for overdue books will go up as the Board of Trustees uses every trick in the book to deal with a $300,000 budget shortfall. The Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Road, will be open four fewer hours a week […]

Michigan: Public Reaction to Possible Job Cuts at Grand Rapids Public Library

From MLive.com: As leaders of the city library prepare for a budget vote later this month, some MLive.com readers are responding to proposed job cuts by suggesting pay cuts for non-union administrators. Read the Comments by MLive Readers See Also: The Reactions Come After an MLive Article from Feb. 29, 2012: “Grand Rapids Library Budget […]

Michigan: "Court Rules Local Libraries Can Charge Nonresidents" & the Full Text of Court Opinion

From the Detroit News: The Michigan Court of Appeals has told state education officials that they can’t interfere with local libraries that charge fees to patrons who live in other communities. In a unanimous decision released Wednesday, the three judges said the Michigan Department of Education had overstepped its role in 2009 when it passed […]