I thought that one of the more interesting library stories from November 2013 was the story concerning the Texas library situation. See Edgar Walters November 7, 2013 article in the Texas Tribune. http://www.texastribune.org/2013/11/07/texas-libraries-face-federal-funding-cuts/. It appears that the federal funding for Texas libraries will be curtailed unless Texas state funding is placed back at an acceptable level. Federal funds are meant to supplement not replace state funding. Read the story for more information.