Wednesday, April 24, 2013

No fire, no flooding and not hit by lightning...

It surprised me to learn that there were several rumors going around town about the Library and what happened here last weekend! The short version is that replacement of the shingled portion of the roof was completed. While that work was underway, the one of the duct smoke detectors went off, due to debris in the detector head, we later learned. But the work on the roof last week and the one before was for the project awarded in March to replace shingled roof, gutters and downspouts. The last of the gutters and downspouts should be done today.

Throughout the rains at the end of last week, the Library was fine (2 small drips from the incomplete roof project notwithstanding). There was an early closing on Thursday due to the flooding in the area, for the safety of patrons and staff. The recent roof and HVAC replacement projects are two of the three main items identified in the 2012 Building Evaluation as immediate needs to keep the facility operational. The last of those projects, replacement of windows on both levels of the Bay Window Area, was also awarded in March. The windows have arrived and await dry weather in the forecast!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Library Trustees!

Congratulations to newcomers Vicki Knight, Gretchen Fritz and Samantha Hurtado and to incumbent Patricia Miller on their election (and re-election) to the Plainfield Public Library District Board of Trustees.

The new Trustees begin their terms on Monday, May 20, 2013. Due to a quirk of the calendar, their terms begin after the regular May Board meeting, so they will be sworn in at the regular meeting on Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30pm in the Small Meeting Room at the Library.

*Election results are unofficial until the Will County Clerk completes the canvass of election results on April 30, 2013.