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For questions, call the Library, 217-357-3232, and ask for the Director, Amy Gee.
Library Board Considers Facility Options
In 2006, when the Library remodeled the first floor of the former Marine Bank building and moved into 500 Wabash Ave., the plan was to eventually renovate the second floor. The Board knew that we would be required to construct an additional stairway. The Library is currently facing problems with an unreliable elevator, which is difficult to repair since the parts are obsolete, and is too small to meet ADA requirements. Replacing the elevator would greatly add to the remodeling expenses.
In order to effectively evaluate our options, accurate cost estimates were needed. In 2017 the Board of Trustees began working with Dr. Frederick Schlipf, a well-known and respected Library Building Consultant and professor at the U of I Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Urbana-Champaign, and Mark Misselhorn, from Apace Design + Architects in Peoria.
In March of 2018 Dr. Schlipf and Mark Misselhorn submitted a report to the Board of Trustees that summarized their findings and gave their recommendation. Page 1 states:
"The library has four general options:
1. Remodel the second story of the building to enable it to be used for library purposes, adding necessary staircase and
2. Expand the first floor by constructing an addition on the south.
3. Obtain and remodel another old structure and convert it to library purposes.
4. Build a new library building on a new site.
Our conclusion, outlined in detail below, is that the most economical and functional solution is to start over with a
new building designed as a library."
Click here to view their full report.
STAFF & ADMINISTRATION
Library Director: Amy Gee, CarthageLibraryDirector@gmail.com
Youth Programs Coordinator: Mellissa Smith, CarthageLibraryYouth@gmail.com
Other Staff: Tori Buckert, Wendy Hamer, Tammy Kost, Janet Nicholas, Lindsay Nichols
Elected Board of Trustees
President: John Dittmer
Vice-President: J.R. Parn
Secretary: Donna Tracy
Treasurer: Andy Bastert
Members: Angie Perry
Board meetings are open to the public and are usually held at
4:30 pm on the second Monday of each month, at the Library
2019-20 Board Meeting Dates
July 8, 2019 January 13, 2020
August 12, 2019 February 10, 2020
September 9, 2019 March 9, 2020
October 14, 2019 April 13, 2020
***November 18, 2019 May 11, 2020
(3rd Monday, because the Library
will be closed on Nov. 11)
December 9, 2019 June 8, 2020
Public Meeting Notice
The Library Director and available members of the Board of Trustees of the Carthage Public Library District will be meeting with Steve McCardle of ApaceDesign architectural firm on Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10:30 am. The purpose of this meeting is to review the preliminary site plan and floor plans for the new library building, and other documents required for submission with the Public Library Construction Grant application. All Board meetings are open meetings and the public is welcome to attend.
Click links below for most recent documents.
Approved minutes from Board meetings:
July 2019 minutes August 2019 September 2019 minutes October 2019 minutes November 2019 minutes December 2019 minutes January 2020 minutes
Agenda for July meeting Agenda for August meeting Agenda for September meeting
Agenda for October meeting Agenda for November meeting Agenda for December meeting
Agenda for January 2020 meeting Agenda for February meeting
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