Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Palatine Public Library District (IL) Completes Renovation Project

Link to November 30 Daily Herald article, "Palatine library ready to show off renovations".

Excerpt: By repurposing staff space, the renovation has transformed nearly 5,000 square feet for public use. One of the highlights is a larger, 16-seat computer training lab created to accommodate the high-demand computer classes.

he room will be available for patron use when classes are not in session.

Three additional group study rooms have been added, making a total of five rooms suitable for small meetings. In addition, a small self-serve cafe provides a place for patrons to take a break with a snack or beverage.

"Through careful, long-term decision-making and saving, we have economically expanded public floor space within the Main Library's original footprint," said Carol Barnes, board president.

"The building was designed to accommodate a projected larger work force. With process improvements, use of technology and a flexible staff we were able to convert underutilized spaces into exciting new areas for the public. We are confident our patrons will take full advantage of these improvements."

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