Thursday, September 20, 2012
Task force will see first drawings next month with a public open house to follow in November.
Sketches of a pedestrian and environmentally friendly plan for what the Village has dubbed the Northwest Quadrant of downtown Deerfield will be ready for public viewing by the middle of November, according to Principal Planner Jeff Ryckart. The Village decided a little over a year ago to develop a master plan for the area bounded by Deerfield Road on the south, Waukegan Road on the east, Hazel Avenue on the north and the railroad tracks on the west. “We want to make use of the open space as a place for people to walk, bike and enjoy,” Village Trustee Tom Jester said. Jester is chairing the task force charged with developing the master plan. “We have it to be something much more inclusive and attractive for a greater number of people.” That…
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Library, Morrison campaign office open in the last week.
Two new tenants opened their doors at Cadwell Corners shopping center this week at the corner of Lake Cook and Waukegan Roads in Deerfield. West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison opened her Illinois State Senate campaign office Saturday after the Deerfield Public Library welcomed Village residents to its yearlong temporary location Monday. Earlier: Temporary Library Opens Monday Morrison is the Democratic nominee running against Highland Park pediatrician Arie Friedman, a Republican. They both hope to succeed retiring state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest). “The district is half in Lake County and half in Cook County and we want to be equally accessible to both constituencies,” Morrison said of her new office that was once a …
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, June 13, 2012
Popular website can help parents find books for their children. Library staff thinks it complements summer reading program.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Readkiddoread may be new to Patch, but it is no stranger to the staff at the Deerfield Public Library. As Patch begins a summer reading program today featuring this popular website for children’s books as well as literature for young people in their teens, the Library was happy to hear about it as it gears up for its own summer reading program starting June 23. Earlier: Temporary Library Opens Monday “It’s a great place to find a new book,” Meg Anthony, the head of youth services at the library, said of Readkiddoread. “It helps parents to find a book in the same category so their children can keep reading the books they like. It helps kids get the books they love.” Deerfield’s own summer reading program runs from June 23 through August 11…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Cadwell Corners is library’s home for next 12-months
Deerfield’s Public Library opens its temporary doors Monday for the coming year while its main facility at 920 Waukegan Road undergoes an extensive $12 million renovation and 10,000 sq. ft. expansion made possible by voters who passed a referendum in November, 2010. The current 33,000 square foot facility built in 1971 is showing its age both in its confining structure and in accommodating new technology. Earlier: Library Picks Temporary Site Library Board President Ken Abosch hit the nail on the head when he urged passage of the Library Improvement Plan. “While we’ve been able to update some services to meet changing needs, we face challenges in delivering 21stcentury services from a building that was built in the last century,” Abosch …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Residents must use other facilities until June 11 when temporary site opens.
Village residents will be without a local library for just over three weeks when the Deerfield Public Library closes at 6 p.m. today and reopens June 11 at its temporary Cadwell Corners location, according to information on the library’s website. Books and other materials checked out before 6 p.m. today will be due when the temporary location opens. No late fees will be charged before June 14. For the next year the library will be undergoing massive renovation which will basically create a new library. Earlier: Keys to Surviving Library Closing According to the website, residents are encouraged to visit neighboring libraries like Highland Park, Northbrook or Vernon. People will have borrowing privileges but must register at the other …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Mark your calendars! Save the date! Lots to do before the Deerfield Library closes for three weeks, starting May 19 and re-opening in its temporary site at Cadwell’s Corners on June 11.
As an almost daily visitor to the Deerfield Public Library, I feel very prepared for the upcoming closing. I thought I would share my Top Five Library Closing Tips. 5. Check Out Lots of Books Before May 18 The great thing about checking out books right now is unless they are a seven-day book; they do not have to be returned until June 11. And, by checking out hordes of books, I feel I am contributing to the moving efforts of the library. 4. Register at Another Local Library Most other local libraries have borrowing reciprocity with the Deerfield Library but your card needs to be registered with the other library before our library closes at 6 p.m. May 18. I already contacted my alternate library, the Northbrook Public Library, and I am …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Youth services librarian recognized for work with special needs children.
The Deerfield Public Library is becoming a destination for children with special needs and Youth Services Librarian Renee Grassi is a major reason why. Grassi was recently named one of 53 “movers and shakers” among her peers by Library Journal, a major industry publication, for her innovative work with special needs children for the programs Sensory Storytime and Read to Rover. “Her efforts have made our library a destination as a place where children with special needs and their families can feel comfortable,” Library Director Mary Pergander said. “She has really developed the program.” After the library received a grant from the Target Corporation to develop the programs for special needs children, Grassi not only used the grant but …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Deerfield actuary finds creative outlet in writing.
When your academic strengths are English literature and mathematics, how do you combine your talent and passion? For Deerfield’s Jerrold Levy it was quest to satisfy his joy of writing with his desire to provide a solid livelihood for his family. Levy, a pension actuary by profession, won the $200 first prize in the 16th annual Rosemary Sazonoff creative writing contest sponsored by the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library recently for his short story, “Who Cares?.” It was the second time he won the contest. “My strengths in school were English literature and math,” Levy said. “I wasn’t sure what I could do with English literature so I went with the math,” he added explaining his career choice. Never giving up his love of writing as …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Special use approved by trustees; ordinance formalizing the location expected April 2.
In about 15 months or so the Deerfield Public Library will be one-third larger than it is now. But to get there, the library must shut down its current facility and move into a temporary home at Cadwell's Corners Shopping Center so renovations and expansion can commence. Making that happen took a giant leap forward Monday when Deerfield trustees, with no discussion, enthusiastically endorsed a temporary use permit allowing for the library to be housed in a store, which at one time or another sold books, recreation room equipment and furniture, while improvements takes place. An ordinance formalizing the special use will be taken up by trustees April 2. Once that is approved, a long-standing dream of improving the 40-year-old facility will …