Gary Public Library
With water gushing into your basement, your income shrinking and your fiscal future in doubt, would you book a junket to Vegas for yourself and five friends?
GARY | A contentious public meeting, preceded by a shouting match in an almost two-hour executive session, left the Gary Public Library main branch renovation project in limbo last week.
GARY | After closing its doors two years ago, the Gary Public Library main branch building at 220 W. Fifth Ave. is slated to reopen as a library and cultural center.
GARY | State auditors are requesting a former Gary Public Library worker pay back more than $5,000 in compensation in an investigation made public this week.
GARY | The Citizens to Save the Gary Public Library will host a public forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the future of Gary's main library branch.
GARY | About five months after taking over the embattled Gary Public Library system, Director Otis Alexander is stepping down, the Library Board president said Tuesday.
GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is being asked to schedule a public hearing to remove Rayfield Fisher, a member of the Gary Public Library board appointed by former Mayor Rudy Clay.
CROWN POINT | Those wanting to read the next chapter in the Gary Public Library dispute are being put on a waiting list.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council refused Thursday to delay next week's public hearing on whether to remove Cynthia Watts as its representative on Gary's library board.
GARY | Gary Public Library employees said Monday they are bracing for a staff reorganization that will kill their union, put many of them out of work and impoverish those who remain.
CROWN POINT | A Gary Public Library board member next month at a public hearing will have to defend her decision to support closure of the city's main library.
GARY | Layoffs of Gary Public Library employees will become effective March 1, said Tony Walker, president of the Gary Public Library Board.
HAMMOND | A request for an emergency injunction was filed in federal court Thursday seeking to reverse the Gary Library Board's decision to close and dismantle the main branch at 220 W. Fifth Ave.
GARY | Scores of library supporters flooded Tuesday's meeting of the Gary Library Board to learn which workers would be laid off, but the reorganization plan wasn't ready.
GARY | Wind-whipped snow greeted some three dozen people as they rallied Monday morning outside the now-shuttered main Gary Public Library.
GARY | At 11 a.m. Wednesday, the main Gary Public Library began its transition from a library to the South Shore Museum & Cultural Center by closing its doors to patrons wanting to check out materials.
GARY | The city's main library at 220 W. Fifth Ave. will be renovated as the South Shore Museum & Cultural Center at a cost of $2 million rather than shuttered as originally proposed earlier this year.
If ever there were a sign that public libraries are in trouble, it is the decision in both Hammond and Gary to close library branches to save money.
How can the children and citizens of this great city be educated without the main library open, located within blocks of City Hall?
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