Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Neighborly Atmosphere at the Glencoe Public Library

Link to library history.

Link to January 14 Chicago Tribune article.

Excerpt: With its homey architecture and name-tag clad staff, the Glencoe Public Library seems to radiate neighborliness.

One of the smaller libraries on the North Shore, it just turned 101 years old and is ready to start a successful second century, said Peggy Hamil, the library's executive director.

Located in downtown Glencoe, the library is well-trafficked with 90 percent of Glencoe residents (7,850 people) having library cards in 2010, according to library records. Hamil said one of the reasons the library is so widely used is because of the staff's personal relationships with patrons

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