New Sugar Grove library gets an A+
The Kramps, who live in unincorporated Kane County west of Montgomery, were among the 1,243 visitors to the new library's grand opening on Saturday.
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#1 Aug 17, 2009
The building is magnificent.
#2 Aug 18, 2009
To bad it is closed more than it's open. If they would have been up front about needing the additional funds to staff it properly (before they built the building) maybe the other referendum would have passed.
Who knows when the cash strapped taxpayers may pass a tax hike again?
It is a beautiful edifice, you are correct. But for a village with a population of 8800 doesn't it seem a little over the top?
#3 Aug 18, 2009
The hours of operation are as many hours as we can afford to be open, on the operating budget available to us.
In 2004, when the Building bond question was asked, the voters were also also asked to approve a rate of $0.25 for building operations. It was never a surprise or secret that a larger facility would require addition funds to operate. That question was defeated.
The Library District serves a population of 15,476, in a geography which is larger than the corporate limits of the Village of Sugar Grove.
#4 Aug 18, 2009
So, why build a library knowing you can't staff it properly?
Isn't it kind of slight of hand to build it when you know you can't staff it?
And that building would support a population the size of Yorkville or Oswego you would think.
Why it has only one level of use in a building that appears three stories tall is also amazing. One would have thought that better use could have been made of the massive open ceiling spaces.
#5 Jan 31, 2010
The Sugar Grove Library has a second story that houses all the mechanical for the building (in the back) and there is a sound reason for everything in the building to be as green as possible. Take a look at these videos:
#6 Jan 31, 2010
Typical government project going way beyond the needs of a village this size library needs.
It's nice, but why shouldn't it be for it's cost.
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