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Library History Scrapbook
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Details

Object ID 004624

Object Name Library History Scrapbook

Object Desc See the NOTES tab to view the complete documents

Collection Museum Collection

Accession # 20170716.001156.00

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General Category Documents

Category Documents - General

Source Museum Staff

Source Category Staff Research

Accession Date JUL 16,2017

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location UNKNOWN

Object Date 1958

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status In Collection

Object Keywords 0000,ITPLD,Library,Scrapbook,Photo,


Images

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Image Caption Library 1958

Description With assistance from local service organizations, the Wheeling Women’s Club solicits donations of money and books and a library opens to serve the semi-rural communities of Wheeling and Buffalo Grove.

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Image Caption Library 1963

Description The library moves to a double storefront a block north from its original location. New library shelving, tables and chairs replace the makeshift furnishings.

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Image Caption Library 1971

Description 1971 Having outgrown its space again, voters pass a referendum for the library to purchase a vacant church building at 850 Jenkins Court, Wheeling. The library moves into its new home in May of 1971. The collection grows to 32,446 items. 1974 To better convey the idea of a library that served an area, rather than a village, the name is officially changed to Indian Trails Public Library District.

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Image Caption Library 1981

Description In need of more space the library holds a building referendum, which fails to pass. The board of trustees decides to fund a new library building by means of a self-directed method of allowable financing. The library moves to a new building of 30,900 square feet at 355 Schoenbeck Road.

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Image Caption Library 1988

Description The library reopens after a second construction phase with space for offices, bookshelves, and a computer lab, with an addition to the south of the 1981 building.

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Image Caption Library 2016

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Image Caption Library 2017

Description The new addition completed in 2017

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Notes

Date JUL 16,2017

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Date JUL 16,2017

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