Dee Coover

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The DeKalb Public Library expansion opened this week, making the facilities available to all. But there are a few things you should know if you’re curious about checking materials out of the library in the town where you live or visit.

But who is eligible for a library card in Illinois? And can you have multiple cards from different communities? 

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DeKalb library officials are in the midst of designing a $24 million dollar expansion project. 

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.

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.