Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Bleak December May Be in Store for Des Plaines Public Library Users

Link to library website.

Link to October 14 Daily Herald article, "Des Plaines library might end year Dec. 5".

Excerpt:   The Des Plaines Public Library could go dark in December if officials can’t come up with nearly $600,000 needed to keep it open through the end of the year.

The library’s three-member finance committee voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend closing the library Dec. 5 under the worst-case scenario if the city doesn’t bail it out by cosigning for a bank loan. The library board will vote on that option at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.

As of Sept. 30, the library had $1.1 million that it could spend through the end of the year, library finance committee Chairman Jeffrey Rozovics said Wednesday. It needs $1.7 million for the year’s remaining payroll and operating expenses, and it’s doubtful that Cook County property tax receipts will come in before December ends

Related article:
Mayor grouses about library's possible need for loan.  (9/29/2010)
Mayor offers veiled threat to library board.  (10/27/2009; note comment.)

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