DeKalb library http://northernpublicradio.org en DeKalb Library Work Scheduled To Begin In May http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dekalb-library-work-scheduled-begin-may <p>Work on the expansion project is expected to begin as early as May 19. Architects provided an update to library officials this week. Library Director Dee Coover estimates the construction will last 18 months. The library is expected to remain open during the work, but she says patrons will begin noticing covered walkways around the entrance to the children's department.</p><p></p><p>She says workers will start moving materials in May, with "true" construction in mid-July.</p><p>"We are going to embrace this. We are going to have trucks maybe as our summer reading theme," Coover said.</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 43818 at http://northernpublicradio.org DeKalb Library Work Scheduled To Begin In May Slideshow: Secretary of State White Presents Check For DeKalb Library Expansion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/slideshow-secretary-state-white-presents-check-dekalb-library-expansion <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">DeKalb library officials welcomed a visit from Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White Monday morning.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:15:58 +0000 Jenna Dooley 41685 at http://northernpublicradio.org Slideshow: Secretary of State White Presents Check For DeKalb Library Expansion DeKalb Library Expansion Considers Needs Of Many http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dekalb-library-expansion-considers-needs-many <p>DeKalb library officials are in the midst of designing a $24 million dollar expansion project.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>In the library of the future, there are plenty of electrical outlets for students to use laptops. Library staff ditch vacuum cleaners in favor of floors made from used tires. Busy moms are able to pick-up books without unstrapping the kids from the car.</p><p>These are all features being considered for the DeKalb Library expansion. The finish line is still a few years down the road, but planners are now designing the layout and trying to please as many patrons as possible.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:17:46 +0000 Jenna Dooley 34689 at http://northernpublicradio.org DeKalb Library Expansion Considers Needs Of Many DeKalb Library Launches Expansion Campaign http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dekalb-library-launches-expansion-campaign <p>UPDATE: The state of Illinois increased the grant from $8.5 million to $11.6 million</p><p>The new campaign is called<em> <a href="http://www.dkpl.org/" target="_blank">From Barbed Wire to Fully Wired</a>.</em> Library Director Dee Coover envisions a facility of the future with open rooms, up-to-date technology, and plenty of meeting spaces. Taxpayers will help pay for the expansion.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:28:38 +0000 Jenna Dooley 27482 at http://northernpublicradio.org DeKalb Library Launches Expansion Campaign