- EXCHANGE: Library director starts new chapter in Morton Updated: Jul-03-15 5:07 am
MORTON, Illinois - From work in public relations to transitioning to the library field, Alissa Williams has found her place as the new Morton Public Library director.
- Dodge City library receives grant to explore Latino history Updated: Jul-02-15 5:59 am
DODGE CITY, Kansas - The Dodge City Public Library, in partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council, has received a $10,000 grant for projects exploring local stories of Latino history and culture.
- Patterson announces first round of grants to schools Updated: Jun-30-15 7:35 am
NEW YORK - James Patterson is announcing the first round of school libraries to receive grants from an initiative he and Scholastic Reading Club launched in March, and he continues to raise the amount of money he will donate.
- Lafayette library will reopen after 4 years of renovations Updated: Jun-30-15 6:59 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - After being closed for the past four years, the main branch of the Lafayette Public Library has announced it will reopen.
- Truman Library in Independence gets new director Updated: Jun-29-15 1:23 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - The director a museum in Salt Lake City has been named to lead the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.
- Massachusetts library houses Calvin Coolidge collections Updated: Jun-28-15 2:27 pm
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - No U.S president has turned down the opportunity to have their collections gathered and curated to reflect their presidential legacy.
- Baltimore library to receive national leadership award Updated: Jun-25-15 6:01 pm
BALTIMORE - The Enoch Pratt Free Library at Pennsylvania and North avenues in West Baltimore will receive a national leadership award for providing residents a safe haven during days of civil unrest after the death of Freddie Gray.
- Historic Howell library renovations near completion Updated: Jun-25-15 4:14 am
HOWELL, Michigan - The Howell Carnegie District Library is on track for renovation completion by mid to late July.
- East Lansing library gets overhaul after $1.5 million gift Updated: Jun-24-15 8:46 am
EAST LANSING, Michigan - The East Lansing Public Library is getting an overhaul following a $1.5 million gift from an anonymous donor.
- Anne Arundel County library hosts truck touch event Updated: Jun-24-15 3:19 am
ODENTON, Maryland - Ann Arundel County is bringing out some of its big trucks for the public to see and touch.
- Truman Presidential Library closed for mechanical repairs Updated: Jun-23-15 7:22 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - Officials at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence say the library has closed because of air conditioning problems.
- Nampa Library asks for bigger budget for costly new location Updated: Jun-23-15 2:10 pm
NAMPA, Idaho - Nampa Library officials are asking for a 16 percent budget increase to help pay for new costs associated with their more expensive location.
- Elgin library 1 of 8 nationwide chosen to host space exhibit Updated: Jun-21-15 5:05 am
ELGIN, Illinois - A suburban Chicago library is one of only eight libraries nationwide selected to present an interactive traveling exhibit on space exploration.
- Jamie Markus takes over as interim state librarian Updated: Jun-19-15 7:04 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Jamie Markus is serving as interim Wyoming state librarian, starting this week.
- Author Dennis Lehane steps down from Boston library board Updated: Jun-19-15 5:58 am
BOSTON - Author Dennis Lehane has stepped down from the Boston Public Library's Board of Trustees, but it has nothing to do with the recent disappearance of two valuable pieces of art.
- Montgomery County opening new library in Silver Spring Updated: Jun-19-15 3:19 am
SILVER SPRING, Maryland - Officials in Montgomery County are opening a new library in Silver Spring this weekend.
- Shooting victims included librarian and recent college grad Updated: Jun-18-15 10:21 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - One was a longtime librarian looking forward to retirement. Another had recently graduated from college with a business degree. At least two died in the church that they had attended for decades.
- Little girl's 'free library' stolen from her porch Updated: Jun-18-15 8:22 am
ST. CHARLES, Missouri - Six-year-old Reese Short wanted to offer a free library in her neighborhood, but her effort ended when someone apparently stole the library from the porch of her family's home in St. Charles.
- Jazz musician Erroll Garner's materials donated to library Updated: Jun-15-15 11:24 am
PITTSBURGH - The man who wrote the music to the song "Misty" is long gone, but his legacy will live in his hometown.
- Girl, 12, gets officials to change Sioux Falls library hours Updated: Jun-14-15 12:35 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A 12-year-old Sioux Falls girl has helped convince the city's library system to open its doors on Sundays during the summer.
- Vermont law library reducing hours due to budget cuts Updated: Jun-14-15 10:00 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Department of Libraries is phasing out law library services at the State Library in Montpelier as part of its effort to cope with a budget reduction of over $400,000.
- Library official resigns after fracas over missing art Updated: Jun-11-15 4:34 pm
BOSTON - The chairman of the Boston Public Library board of trustees has announced his resignation after a fracas over valuable art that was misplaced but later found.
- Former N. Indiana library head gets 20 months for wire fraud Updated: Jun-11-15 1:11 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A federal judge has sentenced the former director of a northern Indiana town's library to 20 months in prison for defrauding the library out of thousands of dollars and spending it a health club membership and other personal items.
- Baton Rouge Library tax on Oct. 24 ballot Updated: Jun-11-15 7:38 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The East Baton Rouge Parish Library System will hold a property tax increase election this fall.
- Librarian of Congress to step down after nearly 3 decades Updated: Jun-10-15 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON - James Billington, the librarian of Congress who has led the world's largest library for nearly three decades and brought it into the digital age, announced Wednesday that he will step down at year's end.