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At a cost of 9.1 million, we would make the most urgent repairs. The library conducted two Capital Facility Assessments; one in 2010, the other in 2015. The result of both studies indicated that many of the library’s major operating systems are at or near their nature lifespan. Below is the list of items included … More What if the Referendum Doesn’t Pass?
Yes, there are arguments around town against building a new library. Here are some and why we still think a new library is the best option: Concern #1: If they build a new library, will you borrow more books? No? Then what’s the real, tangible, $30 million benefit to you, the taxpayer? Response: There are … More Addressing Concerns Regarding the New Library
Why do we need a new library? Geez, $30 million is a LOT of money! Yes, $30 million is a lot of money and we can use it one of two ways; Spend $9.1 million immediately to make necessary repairs and more money later making “band-aid” repairs, but still have a library with the limitations … More The Yes Campaign is a choice for Crystal Lake to change our community for the better by building a new library
Letter to the Editor: Time Has Come Published: Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: For over 25 years, the Crystal Lake Library Board, the library staff and citizen’s advisory groups have been considering alternatives and options and have analyzed them from pillar to post.! They have investigated all possibilities and, in the meantime, have been very … More Letter: Time Has Come
Letter: Library Will Be Legacy Published: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: The cost to repair the current library in Crystal Lake will be almost one-third of the cost of a new library, and we still would have a deteriorating, inadequate building. While no one likes to pay more taxes, I urge … More Letter: Library Will Be Legacy
On July 19, the Crystal Lake City Council unanimously approved a request by the Library Board to place an Advisory Referendum question for a new 75,000 square foot Library on the ballot in November 2016. If approved, the new building will be constructed adjacent to the Library’s current site and will cost $30,100,000, which will … More Still Have Questions?
What are the benefits of a new Library facility for our community? Strong schools and public services such as a public library support the high quality of life in our city. Crystal Lake is known as a desirable place to live and improving our Library will help our community continue to be a place where … More The Benefits of a New Library
Letter: Bring Library into 21st Century Published: Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: I write this letter to ask for your support for the new library. There are several reasons for this, as our present library is too small to meet future needs. The proposed library will provide: • More safe study … More Letter to the Editor
Letter: Two Reasons for the New Library Published: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 5:30 a.m. CDT To the Editor: Crystal Lake needs a new library. Here are two reasons why: As a member of the League of Women Voters of McHenry County, my biggest disappointment with the current library is that we cannot hold community meetings in this … More Letter to the Editor