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    Posted: 27/October/2013 at 9:28am
A sign of the times? A harbinger of the future?

Twitter account announcing closure

In other news, it was announced that the Harold Washington library will be getting an $8 million facelift.

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That's interesting, my husband was at our library every Sat until he started recording books-on-tape, now not so much. He always thought the library staff were wonderful, hope our "keepers of the books" don't become only "keepers of the digital library".
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Originally posted by logic logic wrote:

That's interesting, my husband was at our library every Sat until he started recording books-on-tape, now not so much. He always thought the library staff were wonderful, hope our "keepers of the books" don't become only "keepers of the digital library".


How will the closing of the Maywood library impact ours? Does being a library that is funded through a village budget make it more likely to face funding issues than a stand-alone library district approved by the voters?

In wider discussions, who decides what gets funded and what doesn't? Why did the HW library facelift make "big" news while the Maywood closure didn't?



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Can't tell by your link if it's a funding problem or something else. What's the reason behind the closing, do you know?
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Originally posted by logic logic wrote:

Can't tell by your link if it's a funding problem or something else. What's the reason behind the closing, do you know?


They ran out of money. The problem stems partly from underfunding due to budget realities, partly long-term village management, and partly from the cost of debt service eating into operating funds. It reached a point at which they could no longer afford to turn on the lights.

Maywood's has EAV dropped 27%. Property tax collections dropped due to foreclosures. Maywood has been juggling this hot potato for decades. Tip-toeing past the graveyard through questionable spending practices.




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Saw a comment, in the link you provided, stating libraries are things of the past. That's an easy way out, dump and run. Maybe traffic in our library will increase; hope it doesn't become a hangout for Maywood's teens, we've had a few problems with teens of our own.

Didn't the Chicago library already get new location/face-lift or is this a tech up-grade??
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Any Maywood teens making the trek to the FoPa Library won't be doing it to "hang out." They'll be there because they need a library for books and other learning materials, important things the adults in Maywood can't give them. 

The average kid growing up in Maywood doesn't stand a chance. A third rate high school, gang banger shit heads all around them and now no library in which to find research materials. 

But, hey, the basketball team's looking great, huh? So "Proviso's (Still) Rising," in some people's minds. 
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Originally posted by logic logic wrote:

Can't tell by your link if it's a funding problem or something else. What's the reason behind the closing, do you know?


I've been informed that the library district put itself in a bad situation a few years back when it expanded using borrowed money without voter approval. The economy was still intact, there was an identified need in the community for more resources and the thinking was that state/fed funding could be found without having to go to the taxpayers.

They built it. The money didn't come.

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