26 Sep

Right now, we are still working in the underground department– moving sanitary lines, water lines. Soon the foundation will be poured and the steel will go up. We will start looking like a building site instead of just moving dirt.
The children’s entrance has been moved but is available for patron use.
We are moving the staff to the public areas which means that much of the public areas will be rearranged to accommodate staff and their work spaces. We will be moving more staff to the third floor temporarily.
Do not forget the Friday night Nooks and Crannies tour. Every Friday night at 6:30 I give a tour to showcase our beautiful building with its great history and how we will merge a modern library and new functions to our current building.


Construction and Groundbreaking

01 Aug

The groundbreaking ceremony was a moment of history for the DeKalb Public Library. We thank our speakers, our guests and all who helped.
The next three weeks will be preparing for the foundation and the new but temporary entrance to the children’s room.


Book Expo

22 May

Next week I will be attending Book Expo, the annual publishers’ conference which is held in New York City. Many issues such as e-books and the policies of publishers towards libraries are on the docket as meeting subjects. I am posting a YouTube video from Mayor Daley who built more public libraries than any other mayor in the history of the United States.



Please watch.

09 May

Junot Diaz won the Pulitzer Prize for writing: watch this one minute 35 second video.



02 May

Well, it isn’t snowing. But we put up a display with flowers on the covers just to cheer us up. The NICOR gas people have started their work so is that a sign of spring? Dee


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Library Construction Update

09 Jan

The latest Pew report has this data:
•95% of Americans ages 16 and older agree that the materials and resources available at public libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed;
•95% say that public libraries are important because they promote literacy and a love of reading;
•94% say that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community;
•81% say that public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere.

Amazingly high numbers. I will continue to be updating my blog with new reports about the construction. Dee


Secretary of State Jesse White

04 Jan

On January 13, 2014 at 10:00 am , Secretary of State Jesse White will be here at the library to present us with an $11.6 million dollar check for the construction of an addition to our historic library. We anticipate a great event. Dee


Expansion Update

13 Dec

Our team has decided on the exterior finish. It will be the same as the DeKalb County Courthouse– a pre-cast product with a steel framework. This will save a great deal of money but not compromise the quality of the construction or look. Dee

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