Friday, June 15, 2012

Who Needs Libraries? Aurora, Illinois!

Aurora library plans technology, space for new building. (Daily Herald, 6/15/2012)

Excerpt: Aurora residents this fall may begin to notice visible progress toward the $28 million downtown library that received funding approval in April. 

Work on the building’s foundation at River and Benton streets is expected to begin in October or November in hopes of completing construction in May 2014, library board member John Savage said.  

With $30 million in bonds to be supported by a city tax increase, the library also is designing changes to the layouts of the Eola Road and West Branch facilities, improving technology and identifying locations for two satellite libraries.

1969 – Expansion project completed, tripling the size of the Main Library by adding wings to the east, west and north sides of the building for added space and passenger elevators; original Carnegie fa├žade is demolished.

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