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File #: 21-1191    Version: 1 Name: IN RECOGNITION OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GLENVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/22/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN RECOGNITION OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GLENVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY WHEREAS, the Glenview Public Library is the heart of the community with a mission to provide access to the world of information and ideas through collections, programs and services for Glenview's vibrant, diverse community; and WHEREAS, in 1930, the midst of the Great Depression, the small Glenview community of about 2,000 voted to transform an empty room in the basement of the Glenview Civic Building into a library, over the other choice of a public gymnasium; and WHEREAS, less than half an hour down the road, the city of Evanston already had a well-established library in place and the two communities partnered to allow Glenview to borrow up to 1,000 books each year from Evanston; and WHEREAS, the Glenview Public Library opened to the public on March 2, 1931 with 398 books on the shelves, donated from residents and local civic organizations; and WHEREAS, trained librarian Ruth Hubbell w...
Sponsors: SCOTT R. BRITTON, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

IN RECOGNITION OF THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GLENVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY

WHEREAS, the Glenview Public Library is the heart of the community with a mission to provide access to the world of information and ideas through collections, programs and services for Glenview's vibrant, diverse community; and

WHEREAS, in 1930, the midst of the Great Depression, the small Glenview community of about 2,000 voted to transform an empty room in the basement of the Glenview Civic Building into a library, over the other choice of a public gymnasium; and

WHEREAS, less than half an hour down the road, the city of Evanston already had a well-established library in place and the two communities partnered to allow Glenview to borrow up to 1,000 books each year from Evanston; and

WHEREAS, the Glenview Public Library opened to the public on March 2, 1931 with 398 books on the shelves, donated from residents and local civic organizations; and

WHEREAS, trained librarian Ruth Hubbell was chosen as Glenview's first director for her extensive library education; and

WHEREAS, it also helped that Director Hubbell had a car, as there were up to 90 requests for books each week and Ruth had to drive between Glenview and Evanston to collect and return books to keep up with the interests of the community; and

WHEREAS, the Friends of the Glenview Library have served the Library's mission with tireless dedication and thoughtful vision since 1939; and

WHEREAS, in 1953, land at Washington Street and Glenview Road was secured and, with the completion of the dedicated library in 1955, the library's collection of 14,000 books were moved with the assistance of children in scouting; and

WHEREAS, during the expansion years of 1960-1989, the library added to its collections and technology: the first copier was introduced in 1964 and a new addition was added in 1968 to house 110,000 more volumes; and

WHEREAS, in the 1970s, the Glenview Public Library housed and impressiv...

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