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Beyond the Bookshelves: Moving forward with plans for a new library

By the time this column appears, the Geneva Public Library will have hosted three community workshops to discuss plans for a new building at 210 S. Sixth St. We videotaped each session, and the final session, hosted July 19, will be available soon at gpldnewbuilding.org. Video of the first two workshops already has been posted to the site.

Architects will finalize plans for the facility and submit them to the appropriate city agencies for review, including the Historic Preservation Commission, the Plan Commission and Geneva City Council. The 57,000-square-foot facility will offer community members of all ages and stages of life a library with space for additional technology to learn new skills, expanded collections, more programs, on-site parking, drive-up convenience, and many more resources and services.

The goal is to start construction of a new building in the spring of 2018, with a prospective opening date in mid-year 2019.

Keep up with progress on the new building plans at gpldnewbuilding.org. Please contact us anytime at Board@gpld.org.

A note from customer service

Did you know more than 50 local businesses sponsored Summer Reading in 2017? We are so grateful for their support and generosity each year. Their sponsorship helps make our program a success! This year, more than 2,000 adults and children in the community participated in Summer Reading, earning prizes for reading books and attending library events.

‘The Librarian
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Graphics design assistant Lexi Bunce endorses “The Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On” by Mark A. Reinecke. The book presents 20 simple lessons that readers can use to relieve everyday anxiety and develop resilience.

“This book has been my mantra for anxiety, and that’s why I love it,” she said.

Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing manager for Geneva Public Library. The “Beyond the Bookshelves” column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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