Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Gail Borden Public Library Celebrates Its 140th Anniversary

Gail Borden Public Library District.  History of the Library:  About Gail Borden.
  • 1874.  Gail Borden dies.  There is no specific mention of a library being started in this year.  However, up until 1892, the citizens of Elgin were desperately seeking a building for the library which had barely survived for years in rented rooms in the downtown area.
  • 1892.  Samuel and Alfred Church, residents of Elgin and stepsons of Gail Borden, purchase  Scofield Mansion and donate it to the City under the condition that it be forever and always known and called the Gail Borden Public Library.

Gail Borden Public Library history.  A series of photographs from the Illinois Digital Archives.

I suspect that Randy Hopp will not receive an engraved invitation to the festivities.

The strange saga of Randy Hopp, library trustee.  (5/23/2010)
Crossing t's and dotting i's aren't enough for this library board member. (1/15/2011)
Gail Borden's 'board member from hell' is back in the news again.  (3/26/2011)
Add Elgin Community College to the list of places where Randy Hopp is banned.  (5/2/2011)
Library board member from hell is here to stay. ( 6/19/2011)
Sign this guy up for anger management classes.  (1/19/2012)
Elgin Library trustee Randy Hopp not yet fit to stand trial .  (5/23/2013)
Randy Hopp is no longer a Gail Public Library trustee.  (5/27/2013)

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