Disorderly drunks prompt trustees to put cop at library

Feb 11, 2009 Full story: Oak Lawn/Evergreen Park Reporter 57

The Chicago Ridge Police Department will temporarily station a part-time officer at the village's library in an attempt to quell disorderly conduct there.

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Kent Dorfman

Joliet, IL

#42 Apr 15, 2011
Last time I was in the library it was like a frathouse in there. Why don't these drunks go somewhere else ?

Chicago, IL

#44 Apr 27, 2011
Im gonna bring some MD 20\20 to the liberry tonight, someone else bring me some smokes
Matt K

Chicago, IL

#45 May 13, 2011
happy hour at the libary starts at 5 tonite
george barnett

United States

#46 May 27, 2011
The Drunks,Punks,and Vagrants need their own facilities.I suggest bringing back chain gangs.

Chicago, IL

#47 Jun 17, 2011
The Dude abides. I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that, knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin''er easy for all us sinners."
Mr Gower

Brooklyn, NY

#48 Jul 14, 2011
Will drunks overrun the library during Ridgefest? Will the library continue the Reading With the Ridge Drunks summer program ?
Father Karras

Chicago, IL

#49 Jul 15, 2011
Your not my mother
Outhouse Beast

Western Springs, IL

#50 Jul 27, 2011
Will the liberry be open during the Fest? I sorta need to know.

Chicago, IL

#52 Aug 2, 2011
what time will evrybody be up at the fest tonite

United States

#53 Sep 17, 2011
This library sounds great. What's the cover charge?

Chicago, IL

#54 Sep 19, 2011
I will be up there about 1 cuz i need to read a book

Chicago, IL

#55 Oct 20, 2011
Heading to Kenwood then the library cuz its cold out. Hoping there are some hot chicks in there today.

Chicago, IL

#56 Dec 23, 2011
Nothin to do and I got sum killer eggnog and some smokes. What time are we gonna goin on this Festivus?
term paper

Hollywood, FL

#57 Feb 17, 2012
Thanks a lot ridge library patrons. I wrote a sh%tty term paper because i kept getting distracted by disorderly drunks and screaming little arab kids running around. I got a D on the paper you j.o's.
poo bear

Chicago, IL

#58 Apr 20, 2012
Glen Elyn library should put in some poker machines and have dollar beer nites

"Seeking Young Adult Patrons, Library Taking Programs To Local Bars"

By Michelle Manchir TribLocal reporter

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has decided to target some programs at people in their 20s and 30s.(TribLocal file photo)
Young adults in Glen Ellyn aren’t visiting the local public library as frequently as library leaders say they’d like to see, so the library is taking their programs to twentysomethings where they might already be – at local bars. Beginning next month, Glen Ellyn Public Library is reaching out to adults in their 20s and 30s – especially those who are unmarried and want to mingle or young parents who may need a night out – by hosting programs at bars and restaurants.
“These programs are a great way to attract younger adult visitors to (the library) who might be more interested in attending a book group at a bar, rather than in the library itself,” said Marketing Coordinator Heidi Gustad, who is in her 20s. A new book group – dubbed “Books on Tap”– will have its first discussion, led by a librarian, at the Tap House Grill at 8 p.m. Feb. 16, where Suzanne Collins’ well-known “The Hunger Games” will be discussed. A trivia night at a sports bar in downtown Glen Ellyn is also on the schedule for February.
“It gives them the opportunity participate in the book discussion group and have some fun with their girlfriends all at the same time,” said Library Director Dawn Bussey. Young adults can sometimes be disenchanted with libraries, said Bussey, by associating the library as a place for little kids. The targeted programs aim to remind young adults that, like them, the services at the library have followed 21st century trends, offering music and ebook downloads as well as public Wi-Fi.
“For so long your traditional public library service was to children and to adults and there was sort of a gap in the middle,” Bussey said.
A “Grown-up Cooking Class” is the third item on the young adult programming agenda for February,“where patrons are encouraged to step up their cooking skills and embrace their inner grown-up,” according a release from the library. The February events are just the first few programs from the library that attempt to broaden its reach to the Glen Ellyn community, Bussey said.
“It’s important that we continue to be relevant,” Bussey said.“These folks are a portion of the community no different than the children or the senior citizens.”

Washington, DC

#59 May 13, 2012
I read this whole thread and the cemetary fence one too and couldn't stop laughing. You people are nuts

Chicago, IL

#60 May 14, 2012
I stopped going when they caught me cutting pictures of nude pygmies out og the Nat Geos.

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