Cook Library Running out of Space for Collections

By Waller, C. L. | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), April 7, 1998 | Go to article overview

Cook Library Running out of Space for Collections


Waller, C. L., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer

Space is getting so tight at the Cook Memorial library that at least one wheel chair-bound patron can't get around books stacked in aisles and one worker had a pile of overstacked books tumble off a shelf and onto her head.

Those were just two space problems cited Monday during a committee meeting of the Cook Memorial Library District board.

Library administrators told the building and grounds committee just how tight things are getting at the facility located in downtown Libertyville.

Voters overwhelmingly defeated a March library referendum to remodel the existing facility and build a new, larger library near Lake Harvey in Vernon Hills.

Head Librarian Fred Byergo reported one patron complaint about being unable to get a wheel chair through isles of bookshelves because books are being stored on the floors.

Library trustee Marcia Moore said library staff has been helping the patron obtain her books but she cannot browse some of the shelves. …

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