Public Libraries

May 10, 2016, 11am PDT
In 2006, Dallas voters approved a bond package that promised $42 million for new libraries. Ten years later, and after $11.75 million in spending, none of the projects are close to completion.
The Dallas Morning News
April 14, 2016, 10am PDT
A study by the Center for Urban Future reveals library hours in New York City to have improved a great deal in recent years—while still lagging behind state and national averages.
Center For An Urban Future
May 7, 2015, 6am PDT
The New York Times editorial board questions the priorities of a city that can support sports facilities with hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds but neglects its libraries.
The New York Times
January 27, 2015, 2pm PST
Two proposals for library makeovers in Brooklyn tie into a larger narrative about development, and architecture, in New York City.
New York Times
July 2, 2012, 1pm PDT
In McAllen, Texas, WalMart Stores Inc. abandoned one of their big box stores. Rather than let it collect dust, the city transformed it into the U.S.'s largest public library.
Grist
September 20, 2011, 10am PDT
Cities from Fayetville, AR to Pendleton, OR are taking advantage of their public libraries as places to get input on important strategic initiatives.
ICMA