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Maple Park library renews lease for 5 years

MAPLE PARK – The Maple Park Library will have a home at the community center at least until 2023.

During a meeting Oct. 2, Village President Kathy Curtis executed a five-year lease agreement with the Maple Park Public Library District.

The agreement promises no rent increase for the life of the agreement at $400 a month from Nov. 1, 2018, through Oct. 31, 2023. 

The library, which is at 302 Willow St. in the lower level of the Maple Park Community Center, is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of establishing the Maple Park Public Library District this year, as well as the 55-year anniversary of the forming of the Maple Park Library Association in 1967.

Curtis called the Maple Park Public Library District “a unique and valuable resource to the Maple Park community.”

The district encompasses the village of Maple Park, Heritage Hills, Settlement and Squires Crossing subdivisions, and Virgil Township west of Meredith Road, east of County Line Road, north of Route 38 and south of Route 64.  

“The resources are actually extensive for its size, and their board works very diligently to offer special events like the annual Easter egg hunt,” Curtis said. “This is an asset to the community that we do not want to lose.”

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