Yates Praises Funding for Southwest Regional Library

Louisville Metro Councilman David Yates, D-25, is praising Mayor Greg Fischer for making the Southwest Regional Library a top priority in the upcoming 2012-13 fiscal year spending plan. City funding for the 40,000 square foot project is $9.5 million with another $3.5 million coming from the non-profit Louisville Library Foundation. Fischer is issuing a 20-year […]

Fallows to Discuss Book on China’s Aerospace Industry

Journalist and author James Fallows is coming to Louisville this week to discuss his new book, China Airborne. In the book, Fallows explores the growth of the Chinese aerospace industry, and its role in helping the country develop and modernize other areas of its economy. He says in many ways the growth is comparable to […]

Louisville Public Library Expands E-Book Selection

The Louisville Free Public Library has increased its e-book selection since launching the program in December, but the electronic literature industry continues to struggle with an identity crisis. Library director Craig Buthod said Random House recently tripled the price of its e-books and Harper Collins limits libraries to checking out a title 26 times before […]

Shawnee Library Reopens

An improved Shawnee Library will open Saturday after being closed eight months for a $1.3 million upgrade. The project has nearly doubled the space for the west Louisville branch, which is located on 40th and Broadway, adding news books and computers, and a children and teenage area. The work included a two-floor expansion that added […]

Library to Increase Overdue Book Fines

Starting Friday,  the Louisville Free Public Library will double its 10-cent per day fine for overdue books to help restore Sunday hours at several branches. The increase was part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s 2011-12 budget proposal that was approved by the Metro Council last week, and is the first increase since 1994. The additional fine […]