Enter the Niles Public Library District’s Fifteenth Annual by April 21, 2013.
Second Prize: $50 certificate
Third Prize: $25 certificate
Starting today, the carpeting in the public area of the 3rd floor begins. The brown wall that has been up since January will come down in the next couple of days.
Next, the shelving with the Literacy and World Languages collections will be moved and that area will have the old carpet removed and prepared for the new carpet.
In the meantime, the old “hockey puck” lights over the Non-Fiction collection were removed and the new lights installed (pictured above).
Also, painting will take place throughout the 3rd floor.
Adults and Money: To Your Credit
Wed., Mar. 27, 10-Noon. At Niles Senior Center, 999 Civic Center Dr. Call 847-588-8420 to register.
Learn the purpose of a credit report and how it is used, how to order a free copy, and read and dispute errors. Includes information on ways to build and repair credit history. Presenter: Dedra Thomas, Consumer and Family Economics, University of Illinois Extension by Consumer and Family Economics, Univ. of Illinois Extension Services.
The area around the railing on the 3rd floor was demolished earlier this week. If you’re looking for a place to read, work on your laptop/tablet, or to study, more workspaces are located against the 3rd floor south wall, 2nd floor Reference area, and Lower Level.
The 3rd floor workspace around the railing will be back soon with a new look. One side will continue to be a workspace for patrons with built-in power outlets on the desks for your convenience. The other side will be equipment for patron use.
Also, we’re working on improving our WiFi connection throughout the Library.
We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!
Between March and August of this year the installation of a new HVAC system will take place. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The HVAC system has not been changed since 1963. The work is primarily done “behind the scenes” in the 1st floor Administrative area and will not affect patron services.
Here is a photo of the 50 year old boiler:
And here is a photo of the boiler in pieces:
In the meantime, temporary heating and cooling units will be installed. We’re looking forward to a more efficient system in the near future.
We want your opinion on our new Digital Media Lab!
When the Niles Public Library construction project is completed, in addition to 8 study/meeting rooms, we are also planning to offer a Digital Media Lab. This space will provide visitors with computers loaded with software that will enable users to creatively express themselves. Please answer the survey questions to help us determine the technology that is most desired by our community.