Yes, the recycling bins in the Library parking lot are overflowing. Unfortunately, members of the public are exacerbating the problem by continuing to drop off more recyclables in and around the overflowing bins.
PLEASE STOP adding to the mess! If you see the recycling bins are overflowing, please find another recycling location or try again at another time.
The company that services these bins has merged with another company and are in the process of reorganization. Repeated phone calls to them result in assurances that the bins will be serviced - and then they are not. Our Maintenance crew is working to resolve the issue.
In the meantime, please use another recycling location. Thank you for your cooperation and help in keeping the Library parking lot clean.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Library Expansion Planning Feedback, answering the question: What would make you more likely to use the Plainfield Public Library?
“I rarely find a book that I need in stock. We use Naperville and Bolingbrook to get books needed for elementary school projects. I am not sure why our library doesn't support 202's curriculum.”
The residents of the Naperville Public Library and Fountaindale Public Library District in Bolingbrook have supported their public libraries with tax rates well above those paid by residents of the Plainfield Public Library District. In Tax Year 2014 (payable in 2015), Fountaindale Public Library District’s operating tax rate is 0.4407 mils (0.5805 total rate, including building bonds) while the Plainfield Public Library District’s operating tax rate is 0.2057 mils. The difference in the long-term level of support for a public library is generally evident in the size and depth of the Library’s collections. Source - Will County Tax Rates
The Plainfield Public Library District works closely with the Plainfield School District 202. Library staff not only take Library programs into the schools, but also work with District 202 librarians and teachers to provide materials in support of the curriculum. Examples of programs in District 202 schools include presenting storytime at Bonnie McBeth Preschool, facilitating lunchtime book discussion groups at middle schools, and presenting programs to meet Common Core learning objectives. Since the current Library building was built in 1990-1991, District 202 has added 25 school buildings. The space constraints of the undersized library building limit the amount of books and other library materials that can be retained to support the curriculum of District 202.
“Construct study rooms people can check out much like the study rooms in the Joliet and Naperville libraries.”
With 27,000 square feet of library building to serve 75,000 people, there just isn’t enough space to fully meet the needs of our community. The Library Board of Trustees is taking action by planning for a building expansion. Visit the Building & Expansion Planning web page http://www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/about/building-expansion-planning.aspx to learn more and get involved in the planning process!