Thursday, February 28, 2013
An enlarged meeting facility, children’s area and quiet space are among the improvements.
With the Deerfield Public Library’s renovation project moving along on schedule and within budget, patrons will be able to look forward to a number of improvements over the former facility. Library Board President Ken Abosch and Director Mary Pergander touted amenities like an expanded meeting area, quiet space for adults and an improved children’s area among the features. Earlier: Library Construction Progresses on Schedule “This will be a completely fresh, contemporary more natural library,” Abosch said. “There will be a brand new children’s pavilion. It will be a great area for kids. There will be a quiet room for adult reading.” The old meeting area was one room which held 85 people for an event, according to Pergander. The new …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Newly rebuilt Deerfield Public Library still set to reopen in June.
Construction on the rebuilding of the Deerfield Public Library has moved mostly inside as the project continues on a timeline to reopen in June. “We’re on schedule, on budget and proud of it,” Executive Director Mary Pergander said. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more and "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Low interest rate on bonds sold Monday to pay for renovation of building will have taxpayers spending more than 10 percent less.
Taxpayers will be paying better than 10 percent less than anticipated for renovations to the Deerfield Public Library because of the 1.8963 percent interest rate on the bonds sold Monday to pay for the balance of the work. Initially, the Library anticipated an average cost of $88 per year from each taxpayer to fund the project but now forecasts an amount between $76 and $79 per year, according to an email sent today. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. The original forecast to pay for the projected $11,775,000 bond issue was based on the costs generated from the initial $5.9 million securities offering a year ago. When the Village sold the remaining $5,875,000 Monday, the Library was …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The good and the "we will have to deal" at our temporary Deerfield Public Library site.
Change is good is what they say. I'm sure for many people change is good. For me, change is good, but only after I figure it all out and it's really not so new anymore. Walking into the new Deerfield Library location today in Cadwell's Corners was both exciting and anxiety inducing all at once. Earlier: Temporary Library Opens Monday Mid-afternoon on opening day, there was lots going on at the reopened library. Families returning books and movies outside at the drop box as well as inside at the return machine, phones ringing constantly, many patrons asking questions of where items could be located. Quite the happening place. The temporary library location at Cadwell's Corners is a shopping center I have not even entered since Barnes and …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Funds will help make the building more accessible.
The Deerfield Public Library has been awarded a $125,000 construction grant to help make the building more handicapped accessible. The funds will support the library's upcoming improvement project. It is maximum amount awarded under the Live and Learn Construction Grant provided by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office, according to a news release. The funds will allow for fully handicapped accessible restrooms on all floors as well as fully compliant stairways and public fire safety routes, according to the release. "We are extremely gratified that the State of Illinois has agreed to help fund our Library Improvement Project at the highest level of funding available through this grant. This reinforces all our efforts to create the …