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Inside • Fire Board minutes • Toivn Picnic photos 35 cents The Huiitle¥ Famiside Thursday, July 1,1999 A Press Publications newspaper«/ serving the Huntley community Volume 39, Issue 12 Library prepares to move into new facility By Craig WIeczoridewiez Press Publications Beginning Tuesday, Huntley residents mil have to get their "book fix" elsewhere when the public library closes for three weeks so that materials can be moved over to the new facility scheduled to open at the end of July. The current Himtley Area Public Library, located at 11620 Algonquin Road, will permanently close on July 6. The new, bigger fecility will open on July 27 on Ruth Road. A week full of events is scheduled to mark the official grand opening of the new fecility m late September. Events for the week-long cel¬ ebration have yet to be an¬ nounced. In the three weeks between the closing of the original facility and the opening of the new one, all of the books and materials currently in the 1,200-square-foot building will be transferred over to the 15,000-square-foot building, which is expected to be pri¬ marily completed by the end of this week. In addition to about 14,000 books currently housed in the smaller facility, another 4,000 books that are currently held in storage in a bam in Elgin will be moved into the new building, said Virginia Mar- a'villa, executive Sector of the library. Many of the books that are in storage have not been on the libr^ys shelves fbr years and will need to be added to the catalog, she said. While construction on the building will primarily be done by the end of this week, some finishing touches will still have to be added to the fecility be¬ fore it opens, Maravilla said. Workers still need to install carpeting, shelving imits and cabinets, and display fumiture for materials such as compact discs and videotapes, she said. One of the advantages of the new facility is that there will be much more room to display more books and ma- ¦ LIBRARY, Page 2 Press Publlatlons file photo Officials break ground on the new Huntley Area Public Library building in July 1998. The new facility is expected to be finished soon and opened on July 27. The current library will close on Tuesday to allow for items to be moved into the new facility. A grand-opening celebration featuring a variety of events is planned for September. Town Picnic highlights village's ^country charm' Planning starts for 2000, 2001 events It might have seemed a bit messy, but it was worth it for Connor Picchietti when he won first place in the 7-years-old and younger division of the ice cream eating contest in the Huntley Town Picnic on Sunday. The contest was sponsored by the Huntley Dairy Mart. More coverage of the picnic can be found inside. For the 14th year in a row, the Htmtiey Town Picnic and Craft Fair was a great suc¬ cess, say Himtley Park Dis¬ trict officials. All the hard work of the committee and the vol¬ unteers really paid off and the Park District would like to thank everyone who par¬ ticipated in any way. "Maybe you gave money or donated a door prize. Maybe you had a craft space or helped with an activity. Maybe you just came and had a great time, all of you are what makes a great event," stated a Park District press release. The goal is to keep the "Country Charm" in the vil¬ lage of Huntley, and this event makes that possible. Plarming is already under way for next year's event, followed by an entire year of acti'vities in 2001 for Hunt¬ ley's Sesquicentennial — let the celebration begin! To be involved in the plarming and preparation for either the 2000 Town Picnic or the Sesquicentennial Celebration, c^ ttie Huntley Park District at (847) 669- 3180 or ttie ViUage HaU at (847) 669-9600.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|