Libraries, books on the move
September 6, 2013 3:00PM
Updated: October 9, 2013 7:48PM
The White Oak Library District is set to open its new Crest Hill facility and the renovated Lockport branch this month.
Both projects and the renovation of the Romeoville Branch Library were funded by a bond issue that voters approved via a 2010 referendum. The Romeoville Branch Library renovation was completed last year, and that branch will remain open all month.
The Crest Hill branch is to close Saturday for a week while books and material are moved to 20670 Len Kubinski Drive.
The new $6 million facility is to open at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 for patrons to see the computer lab, a quiet reading room, a teen space, meeting rooms, private study rooms and an expanded children’s department and story time room.
Similar additions are also featured in the Lockport branch, which will be closed from Sept. 16 to 22 for a move to the renovated building at 121 E. Eighth St. The $4.5 million renovation and two-story addition is scheduled to open Sept. 23.