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Library Schedules Several Saturday Meet-And-Greets to Discuss New Building

A staff member and a Shorewood-Troy Library trustee will be at the library a couple of hours each Saturday to provide information.

The Shorewood-Troy Library is hosting a series of informal meet-and-greets to take questions, gain input, and explain the layout of the potential new building, according to officials.

A staff member and a Shorewood-Troy Library trustee will be at the library a couple of hours each Saturday to provide information.

Cookies and coffee will be available.

The meet-and-greets will be held on the following dates:

  • 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16
  • 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23
  • 1 to 3 p.m. March 9
  • 3 to 5 p.m. March 16
  • 10 a.m. to noon March 23
  • 1 to 3 p.m. April 6

Residents in the Shorewood-Troy Library District will have to vote in April whether or not they want to see their taxes go up for the purpose of building a new library

The proposed library will be located near the Shorewood Village Hall. It will be an estimated 47,500 square feet. The estimated total cost for the new building, which includes the cost of construction, furniture, fixtures and fees, is $21 million.

For more information, call at 815-725-1715.

M&M February 05, 2013 at 04:57 PM
anonymous, your last sentence hit it on the head. That is the only way to stop this waste of our tax dollars, going to the polls and vote NO.
train17 February 05, 2013 at 11:10 PM
The 361% tax hike does NOT include the extra staff that they said they will need. The baby sitting service they call a library is noisy and underutilized as a library. The COMMUNITY MEETING ROOM should be used for LIBRARY purposes and meetings in the Village Hall rooms. VOTE NO people or more of us may be moving or losing their homes.
Shorewood Resident February 06, 2013 at 05:05 AM
Or they could finance it by turning off the lights in the Taj at night. Talk about a waste of money!
CCW in Illinois February 11, 2013 at 10:55 PM
One shouldnt forget the dramatic rise in the utility bils given the size of this albatross upon the taxpayers back. Then, just when you thought they were done sticking it in your ass, there will be a sudden realization, "Gee, with this big new building we are understaffed", so the payroll will increase to hire additional employee's. Then, the administrative staff will cry foul about all their additional responsibility's, and will gladly be given a generous salary raise by the library board, who care more about projecting an image than listening to the taxpayer's. To the library board; For christsake, we live in a town of 19k, right next to the shithole that is Joliet. We will never attain status of any sort, no matter how much of my money you piss away, because of the simple fact,..we are right next to Joliet. The only thing that makes a Shorewood resident better than a Joliet resident, is that they think they are, that is all. The library board needs to get their head out of their collective ass, and listen to what people are saying here. Now that the true cost's are coming into the light, you dont see any liberal welfare queens talking about the library's benefit to them, considering that they are "low income". like was raised the last round here, where my post's got deleted for being personal attacks and vulgar.towards some idiot.
rick chapman February 13, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Dear Anonymous Your ego is only exceeded by your lack of knowledge about local government. The Shorewood Village Board has nothing to do with the Troy/Shorewood Library. It, by the way is a totally separate taxing body. It is also obvious that you didn't read my book because you would realize that it is "fiction", similar to most of your comments.

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